Debian Sarge > Sarge to Etch Upgrade

Upgrading Debian GNU/Linux from Sarge (3.1) to Etch (4.0)

First, of course, there are the release notes. See and its bug reports .

This page is not intended to repeat the release notes, but provides additional notes about goodies that are new in etch but not automatically installed on an upgrade. Nathanael Nerode started a discussion about stuff done by the Etch installer which might be of interest to users upgrading from sarge.

(Note: the NewInEtch page might also be interesting)

For an update list of recommended upgrade steps please see Sarge2EtchUpgradeBlackboard

For a tutorial using the upgrade steps previously documented in the Release Notes see Debian Sarge to Etch Upgrade Tutorial

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