Upgrading to debian5

Hi guys,

I noticed on linode blog that debian5 was out.


Also I have quickly browsed the upgrade instructions from debian4.

http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/i3 … ng.en.html">http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/i386/release-notes/ch-upgrading.en.html

However the upgrade instructions seem pretty involved and I am short of time. What's the quickest way of upgrading? Would it be to backup and do a fresh install? I haven't customised my linode at all. Just a web server and a database - standard LAMP setup so minimal backup.

Would appreciate your input.

Many thanks.

2 Replies

Really low on time? Pay someone else to do it.

If you want to learn, however, read the release notes and do it yourself. It's not so bad, it can be boiled down to:

1. change sources.list

2. apt-get update

3. apt-get install apt aptitude

4. apt-get dist-upgrade

5. repeat 4 til no more updates

Thanks will try your steps.


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