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= Upgrading from a recent installed etch =
 As root:
 * Edit /etc/apt/sources.list
 * Replace any ''etch'' to ''lenny''
 * Run ''aptitude update''
 * Run ''aptitude dist-upgrade''
 * Reboot
 * Enjoy :)
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[:DebianLenny:Debian Lenny] > Etch to Lenny Upgrade
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= Upgrading Debian GNU/Linux from Etch (4.0) to Lenny (5.0) =
||<tablestyle="width:100%;" style="width:32px;border-color:#ff9ec2" >inline:Portal/IDB/official-doc.png||<style="border-color:#ff9ec2;background-color:#ffe4f1" >Debian [:DebianLenny:Lenny] Release notes ~-[[BR]]. http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/release-notes/ -~ ||

''This page is a placeholder for future (semi-official) contents.''


== License ==
 * This page is licensed under [:GPL:GPL v2], or later.

## http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/release-notes/ch-whats-new.html
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=== If you use Backports ===

In general, backports.org only has backports made from testing but with reduced version numbers (apt considers ~ lower than -), therefore the upgrade path from etch-backports to lenny is saved. However, there are a few backports only which are made from unstable (security updates and the following exceptions: firefox, kernel, openoffice.org, xorg).

If you do not use one of these exceptions, you can safely upgrade to lenny. If you use one of these exceptions, set the pin-priority (see man apt_preferences) temporarily to 1001 for all packages from etch, and you should be able to do a safe dist-upgrade too.

This behaviour has been confirmed by the backports team in this [http://lists.backports.org/lurker-bpo/message/20080930.090902.0f29d785.en.html mail].

[:DebianLenny:Debian Lenny] > Etch to Lenny Upgrade


Upgrading Debian GNU/Linux from Etch (4.0) to Lenny (5.0)

inline:Portal/IDB/official-doc.png

Debian [:DebianLenny:Lenny] Release notes ?BR. http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/release-notes/

This page is a placeholder for future (semi-official) contents.

License

  • This page is licensed under [:GPL:GPL v2], or later.

CategoryPermalink

If you use Backports

In general, backports.org only has backports made from testing but with reduced version numbers (apt considers ~ lower than -), therefore the upgrade path from etch-backports to lenny is saved. However, there are a few backports only which are made from unstable (security updates and the following exceptions: firefox, kernel, openoffice.org, xorg).

If you do not use one of these exceptions, you can safely upgrade to lenny. If you use one of these exceptions, set the pin-priority (see man apt_preferences) temporarily to 1001 for all packages from etch, and you should be able to do a safe dist-upgrade too.

This behaviour has been confirmed by the backports team in this [http://lists.backports.org/lurker-bpo/message/20080930.090902.0f29d785.en.html mail].