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Thu, 10 February 2011 16:11 Go to next message
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Debian 6 'squeeze' has been released. 2 new templates have been added for Debian 6.

** Upgrading **

Servers running Debian 5 can easily upgrade to 6, just edit /etc/source.list to read the following:

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main

Then run:

aptitude update
aptitude upgrade
Thu, 10 February 2011 17:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Registered: January 2009
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Please use "apt-get dist-upgrade" to avoid problems.

[Updated on: Thu, 10 February 2011 17:24]

Sun, 13 February 2011 11:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Registered: January 2009
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I have a question about the upgrade process. I'm still sitting in old Etch, (4.0) as far as I can tell.

tai@vps:~/bin$ uname -a
Linux vps.eastpole.ca 2.6.26-2-openvz-686 #1 SMP Thu Sep 16 22:16:19 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux


And I have the old etch sources in my apt source.list.

Weirdly, I've noticed that my debian_version file is keeping up even though I haven't done any dist-upgrade business:

tai@vps:~/bin$ cat /etc/debian_version
6.0


Previously, that read 5.06, before that 5.05 ...

Any comments on the debian_version, or suggestions on how to upgrade sequentially from Debian 4.x to 5.x to 6.0?

Sun, 13 February 2011 12:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Registered: January 2009
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/etc/debian_version is in base_files.

I believe, but am not certain, that no matter what your currently installed version that this file ALWAYS points to the latest stable release version.

Make sure you have recommends disabled.
Update /etc/apt/sources.list with the rew repos.
Run "apt-get update", and be aware there is no Packages file for i386 volatile yet.
Run "apt-get dist-upgrade".
Do a deborphan and cruft run.
Happy happy, joy joy!

BTW, you can go right to 6, skipping 5.

[Updated on: Sun, 13 February 2011 12:51]

Mon, 14 February 2011 13:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Registered: January 2009
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Very helpful summary, Xenolith. I thank you.
Sun, 01 April 2012 03:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Registered: October 2009
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I added these 4 lines to /etc/source.list (which didn't previously exist):
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main

Then I ran "aptitude update" and "aptitude upgrade".

I used the command "cat /etc/debian_version" to find that I was still running Debian v5.0.10

I then took Xenolith's advice by using "apt-get dist-upgrade" so that I could 'avoid problems'.

(This is what I love about linux. Windows makes everything so boringly uncomplicated Smile )

I then used the command "cat /etc/debian_version" to find that I was running Debian v5.0.10 (still)

I must have missed something somewhere, but have no idea what it might be.

Can anyone help?
Sun, 01 April 2012 04:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Reboot the server yet?
Sun, 01 April 2012 05:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for your reply.

Server has been rebooted.

Same problem as before.
Sun, 01 April 2012 05:18 Go to previous message
Registered: November 2007
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I suggest you open a support ticket.
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