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[vox-tech] regaining stability in Debian
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[vox-tech] regaining stability in Debian



On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 11:07:53PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Issac Trotts (ijtrotts@ucdavis.edu):
> 
> > At one point I wanted an unstable package and so
> > apt-get brought a lot of other things with it.
> > Being new to all this, I haven't been sure how
> > to go back.  I'd be interested in knowing if there's
> > a clean way to do it, since it doesn't seem to work
> > to just change the sources back to stable.
> 
> You might want to just change "unstable" to "testing" in your
> sources.list.  After about a week of apt-get sessions, you'll 
> be safely that far back from the bleeding edge.  Much easier than
> reverting to "stable".

This doesn't work like stable and unstable.  When I change things
in sources.list and preferences to testing, I get this:

  beech:/etc/apt# apt-get dist-upgrade
  Reading Package Lists... Done
  Building Dependency Tree... Done
  Calculating Upgrade... Done
  7 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0  not upgraded.
  Need to get 1471kB of archives. After unpacking 8192B will be used.
  Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
  Get:1 http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main kfract 4:2.2.2-6.8
  [56.5kB]
  
  [etc]

  Fetched 1471kB in 17s (82.9kB/s)
  W: Couldn't stat source package list http://ftp.us.debian.org
  testing/main Packages
  (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_testing_main_binary-i386_Packages)
  - stat (2 No such file or directory)
  W: Couldn't stat source package list http://non-us.debian.org
  testing/non-US/main Packages
  (/var/lib/apt/lists/non-us.debian.org_debian-non-US_dists_testing_non-US_main_binary-i386_Packages)
  - stat (2 No such file or directory)
  Selecting previously deselected package kfract.
  (Reading database ... 102037 files and directories currently installed.)
  Preparing to replace kfract 4:2.2.2-6.4 (using
  .../kfract_4%3a2.2.2-6.8_i386.deb) ...
  Unpacking replacement kfract ...
  Selecting previously deselected package kghostview.
  Preparing to replace kghostview 4:2.2.2-6.4 (using
  .../kghostview_4%3a2.2.2-6.8_i386.deb) ...

  [etc]

  Setting up kfract (2.2.2-6.8) ...

  [etc]

  W: Couldn't stat source package list http://ftp.us.debian.org
  testing/main Packages
  (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_testing_main_binary-i386_Packages)
  - stat (2 No such file or directory)
  W: Couldn't stat source package list http://non-us.debian.org
  testing/non-US/main Packages
  (/var/lib/apt/lists/non-us.debian.org_debian-non-US_dists_testing_non-US_main_binary-i386_Packages)
  - stat (2 No such file or directory)
  W: Couldn't stat source package list http://ftp.us.debian.org
  testing/main Packages
  (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_testing_main_binary-i386_Packages)
  - stat (2 No such file or directory)
  W: Couldn't stat source package list http://non-us.debian.org
  testing/non-US/main Packages
  (/var/lib/apt/lists/non-us.debian.org_debian-non-US_dists_testing_non-US_main_binary-i386_Packages)
  - stat (2 No such file or directory)
  W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

Did I miss something?

Issac


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