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Re: Proper sources list from Jessie > Stretch




On 01-06-17, Fjfj109 wrote:
> Hi - wondering if with a standard sources list in Jessie (or any stable):
> 
> deb
> http://deb.debian.org/debian
> jessie main
> deb-src
> http://deb.debian.org/debian
> jessie main
> 
> deb
> http://deb.debian.org/debian
> jessie-updates main
> deb-src
> http://deb.debian.org/debian
> jessie-updates main
> 
> deb
> http://security.debian.org/
> jessie/updates main
> deb-src
> http://security.debian.org/
> jessie/updates main
> 
> Whether it's enough to simply change jessie to stretch (or testing, or sid/unstable, whatever) and everything is fine?

It is usually enough to change it to stretch, if you follow it up with
all those update and upgrade commands. And read release documentation.
But it is not good to go from stable directly to unstable. If you want
to go to unstable, you first go to testing. Then, when you are sure that
everything went fine, you switch to unstable. And, you make backup of
your important data. Just in case.