Upcoming stable point release (8.6)

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Upcoming stable point release (8.6)

Postby GarryRicketson » 2016-09-02 18:14

https://lists.debian.org/debian-live/2016/09/msg00009.html

The next point release for "jessie" (8.6) is scheduled for Saturday,
September 17th. Processing of new uploads into jessie-proposed-updates
will be frozen during the preceding weekend.
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Re: Upcoming stable point release (8.6)

Postby phenest » 2016-09-18 16:14

Why is it, after a point release is announced, it's not available for download immediately? Currently, 8.5 is the latest stable release for download, and not 8.6.
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Re: Upcoming stable point release (8.6)

Postby GarryRicketson » 2016-09-18 16:48

It is available for download, but
I think it has something to do with updating the https://www.debian.org/ website,
but I don't know really,...
Any way, see this :
From: https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160917 New installation media and CD and DVD images containing updated packages will be available soon at the regular locations.
Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the aptitude (or apt) package tool (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to one of Debian's many FTP or HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available at:
https://www.debian.org/mirror/list


For example: It is available here:
http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/dists/Debian8.6/
I did not browse the entire list, you can do that, and find which
mirror is best for you, and your location. If it is not available
on the one you want, use one where it is available, the location
of the mirror does not matter much.
I often use a different one , in some other part of the world if
and when the ones in my sources.list are not working.

It takes a little while for all of the mirrors to get updated, some might not have it
yet.
I do see, at https://www.debian.org/ in the Getting Debian the list has not yet been updated,
but right there , on the bottom it has the announcent,

Where you can either find a download, or also it has instructions , if you all ready
have Debian 8.5, all you need to do is:
First:
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apt-get update

Then:
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apt-get upgrade

If you do not know how to do that,:
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man apt-get

DESCRIPTION
apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be
considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.
Several "front-end" interfaces exist, such as dselect(1), aptitude(8),
synaptic(8) and wajig(1).

Unless the -h, or --help option is given, one of the commands below
must be present.

update
update is used to resynchronize the package index files from their
sources. The indexes of available packages are fetched from the
location(s) specified in /etc/apt/sources.list. For example, when
using a Debian archive, this command retrieves and scans the
Packages.gz files, so that information about new and updated
packages is available. An update should always be performed before
an upgrade or dist-upgrade. Please be aware that the overall
progress meter will be incorrect as the size of the package files
cannot be known in advance.
upgrade
upgrade is used to install the newest versions of all packages
currently installed on the system from the sources enumerated in
/etc/apt/sources.list. Packages currently installed with new
versions available are retrieved and upgraded; under no
circumstances are currently installed packages removed, or packages
not already installed retrieved and installed. New versions of
currently installed packages that cannot be upgraded without
changing the install status of another package will be left at
their current version. An update must be performed first so that
apt-get knows that new versions of packages are available.

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Re: Upcoming stable point release (8.6)

Postby phenest » 2016-09-19 21:52

GarryRicketson wrote:It is available for download, but
I think it has something to do with updating the https://www.debian.org/ website,

Just seems odd to make an announcement of its availability when it hasn't been uploaded yet.
Anyway, it's available now.
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Re: Upcoming stable point release (8.6)

Postby No_windows » 2016-09-20 08:11

phenest wrote:
GarryRicketson wrote:It is available for download, but
I think it has something to do with updating the https://www.debian.org/ website,

Just seems odd to make an announcement of its availability when it hasn't been uploaded yet.
Anyway, it's available now.


It's an announcement that it will be available soon. Haven't you ever told anyone of your future schedule?
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Re: Upcoming stable point release (8.6)

Postby pylkko » 2016-09-20 08:20

Also, I believe that many of the mirrors will lag behind a bit.
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Re: Upcoming stable point release (8.6)

Postby phenest » 2016-09-21 21:56

No_windows wrote:
phenest wrote:
GarryRicketson wrote:It is available for download, but
I think it has something to do with updating the https://www.debian.org/ website,

Just seems odd to make an announcement of its availability when it hasn't been uploaded yet.
Anyway, it's available now.


It's an announcement that it will be available soon. Haven't you ever told anyone of your future schedule?

It doesn't say it's available soon.
Updated Debian 8: 8.6 released

It says it's been released.
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Re: Upcoming stable point release (8.6)

Postby GarryRicketson » 2016-09-21 23:41

by phenest »
It says it's been released


Yes , it has been released, it was released :September 17th, 2016
Just like the announcement says,...
https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160917
Updated Debian 8: 8.6 released
September 17th, 2016

The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth update of its stable distribution Debian 8 (codename "jessie"). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian 8 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away old "jessie" CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.

Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update.

New installation media and CD and DVD images containing updated packages will be available soon at the regular locations.

Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the aptitude (or apt) package tool (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to one of Debian's many FTP or HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available at:
https://www.debian.org/mirror/list


And it was available for download, on the same day, I looked myself, and
found it was available.
Are you still having trouble finding it ?

http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.6.0/amd64/bt-dvd/

I don't use Debian 8.5 (jessie) as my main system, but I do have it on a
VM, just to keep up with things,and some times try to re-produce a problem
some one is having, or check and see if something will work on it,
(Debian Jessie), any way, on Sept 17, when it was announced that the
upgrade was available, I started the VM , and upgraded,...
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root@debian:/home/garry# apt-get update
Get:1 http://security.debian.org jessie/updates InRelease [63.1 kB]         
Get:2 http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main Sources [161 kB]       
Ign http://httpredir.debian.org jessie InRelease       
Get:3 http://httpredir.debian.org jessie Release.gpg [2,373 B]
Get:4 http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main i386 Packages [305 kB]
Get:5 http://httpredir.debian.org jessie Release [148 kB]
Get:6 http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main Translation-en [162 kB]
Get:7 http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/main i386 Packages [6,789 kB]     
Get:8 http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/main Translation-en [4,583 kB]     
Fetched 12.2 MB in 2min 36s (78.2 kB/s)

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root@debian:/home/garry# apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done---------------snip-----

Everything seems to have gone ok,....everything
still works,......



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garry@debian:~$ lsb_release -a ; date
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:   Debian
Description:   Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 (jessie)
Release:   8.6
Codename:   jessie
Sat Sep 17 09:10:26 CDT 2016


If the upgrade and upgraded version was not yet available, I don't
see how I could have upgraded.
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