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Upgrading from Stable to Testing

Postby OnI6470 » 2018-02-20 18:47

I have Debian Stretch stable on my machine but I want to upgrade it to Testing. I have read the wiki about how doing it and I think I got it, replacing the Stretch repositories with Buster or Testing, etc., but I have a doubt. I also have the repositories for Wine and VirtualBox as Stable, I have to change these too?, if I leave them like they are won't conflict with the other Testing repositories?. Any advice will be very appreciated
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Re: Upgrading from Stable to Testing

Postby Hallvor » 2018-02-20 18:50

If you have to ask, it is probably not a good idea. ;)

Testing means... testing.
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Re: Upgrading from Stable to Testing

Postby Dai_trying » 2018-02-20 18:53

If you have anything other than a standard installation it would be advisable to perform a fresh install and then make sure you can install and run all your required applications first, that way if you find some neeed packages have problems you can always stick with your original installation.

My personal experience makes me always perform a fresh install between releases as it usually ends up with a smoother transition, but like all things YMMV.
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Re: Upgrading from Stable to Testing

Postby arochester » 2018-02-20 18:59

Moving from Stable to Testing is not an upgrade...

...It's like moving from the Release Candidate to the Beta Version of the next release.
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Re: Upgrading from Stable to Testing

Postby stevepusser » 2018-02-20 19:14

If it's just a few programs that make you itch to upgrade, you might be able to find backported versions so you can stay on stable.
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Re: Upgrading from Stable to Testing

Postby OnI6470 » 2018-02-20 19:33

Yeah, I think I'm gonna stick with what I have. If later I break the system at least will have an excuse to reinstall with Testing from the beginning. Thanks for the advice!
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Re: Upgrading from Stable to Testing

Postby sunrat » 2018-02-20 20:48

You could try Testing in a virtual machine or dual boot. I always keep a Stable system around for when Testing breaks. ;)
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