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    How to install Woody right now?
    Contributed by schaefer on Monday, October 29 @ 07:12:22 GMT

    Ask Debianplanet
    I am currently running a wild mixture of potato, woody and sid on my production server, but since the machine is going to be shipped to me because of a hardware failure I thought I could do a clean install then and have no more trouble and finger-crossing with upgrades.

    DanielS: A rough run-through is included.

    So I wonder what is the best way to install Debian Woody (though it´s not out yet) on a production server in a way that the upgrade process sticks to woody (and finally reaches the to-be-released version) while still giving me access to a new bleeding-edge MySQL version or whatever, when I need it.

    This might be a dumb question for all you apt wizards, but maybe one that is of interest to many people.

    DanielS: Get the latest woody boot-floppies (/debian/dists/woody/main/disks-i386/current), and install woody. Have lines for testing and unstable in your sources.list, and then a line like this in your apt.conf:

    APT::DefaultRelease "testing";

    Now, you will always track testing by default, but you can type apt-get install -t unstable mysql-server, or whatever.

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    Re: How to install Woody right now? (Score: 1)
    by rossta on Monday, October 29 @ 09:15:28 GMT
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    I created /etc/apt/apt.conf and added

    APT::DefaultRelease "testing";

    to it.

    Then, I uncommented both my testing and unstable lines in sources.list.

    Then, I did

    apt-get update

    thinking I would only get testing. Nope, didn't work. Got unstable instead.

    Am I missing something?

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