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    Potato’s fate
    Submitted by d8A90n on Saturday, April 13, 2002 – 10:38
    I was wondering what was going to happen to Potato once woody comes out. I have a few useful 486 boxes around running potato and I don’t want to update first because it’s painfully slow to install new packages and second because with newer software comes higher requirements. Things might be faster for beefier machines but old boxes don’t like more memory hungry apps.
    So is the potato repository going down? What about security updates?
    Joy: the potato packages will be moved to the archive along with the other old stable releases. The security team might support the old stable for a while after woody release, but don’t take my word for it.

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    Subject: Re: Potato’s fate
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 11:37
    Yes it should be.

    just make sure that sources.list points to the right distribution and then do an apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade

    no reboot should be needed since Debian just restarts the individual deamons after the upgrade.

    /Samuel — to lazy to get an account

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    Subject: Re: Potato’s fate
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 13:34
    Er, what about things like /sbin/init and, obviously, the kernel?
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