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Rory Campbell-Lange rory at campbell-lange.net
Fri Dec 12 10:51:10 CST 2003

On 04/12/03, Brendan Grossman (brendan at grossman.id.au) wrote:
> On Thursday 04 December 2003 13:07, skyrocker67 at yahoo.com wrote:
> > ok i have debian linux installed but gnucash is v1.6.x
> > if i install it and then download the latest gnucash
> > will it run or will it crash?
> Make a temp backup of your /etc/apt/sources.list file (like sources.list.old) 
> and then rm the original. Then run apt-setup and add a HTTP/FTP method and 
> choose a server etc. Then edit the new sources.list file and change all 
> occurences of 'stable' to 'unstable', then run 'apt-get update', then 
> 'apt-get install gnucash', and it should update to the latest without 
> breaking anything. BTW the latest in unstable is 1.87 and it runs fine for 
> me. When you finished installing it mv the backup sources.list.old file to 
> its orginal and then run 'apt-get update' again.

I wouldn't recommend this approach.


    |-- apt.conf
    `-- sources.list

cat /etc/apt/apt.conf

    APT::Default-Release "testing";

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

    deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main  
    deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ unstable main  
    deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main
    deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main

apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade will (in this example) do
everything under testing.

apt-get install -t "unstable" <packagename> will pull the target package
plus dependencies to your machine.


Rory Campbell-Lange 
<rory at campbell-lange.net>

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