Upgrading to 2.1

  • mcskelle
Posted: Sat, 04/19/2008 - 21:34
I just updated my a clean installed 2.0 to 2.0 RC1 using Synaptic package manager using the Testing repository I added the "testing 64studio main" repository and unchecked all other repositories. Now, at the end of the update procedure Synaptic asked me if i wanted to change my repository settings back to the way it was to starts with having repositories Etch. and security Etch/updates and Stable. And this is were i'm a bit confused, as i'm still being a bit of a linux newb. Should I from now on only stick to the testing repository? Or should I maybe start all over with a clean install of 2.0 -> upgrade with Etch, Etch/updates and Stable, and THEN upgrade to 2.1 RC1 with the Testing repository? Thanks for your brillant answers in advance Thomas

The Question...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 04/20/2008 - 11:44
There are some packages that got upgraded in the update you ran that needed to replace amoungs others, the sources.list file. This file has a list of your repositories in use, and because of a Ticket that was created some time back, 64studio always asks you now if you want to replace the file, and go to those defaults again. This is not because the developers believe "testing" to be unstable. I run 64studio testing all the time, and I believe Pre13 to be the most stable version of 64studio so far. Cheers,

Debian Etch

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 04/20/2008 - 00:34
Currently, 64Studio (both stable and testing) is based on Debian stable (Etch). You didn't need to disable the Etch repositories to upgrade to 2.1, anyway, yes, enable them again. I second Quentin that it would be a good idea to give the name 64Studio "tryout" instead of "testing" because it may be a bit confusing. Anyway 64Studio2.1pre12 is, in fact, very stable. Regards Pablo