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Re: Proper sources list from Jessie > Stretch

On Thu, Jun 01, 2017 at 09:19:29AM +0200, Dejan Jocic wrote:
> On 01-06-17, Fjfj109 wrote:
> > Hi - wondering if with a standard sources list in Jessie (or any stable):

> 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.

This is odd advice. (Not the bit about backups. Backups are
always important.)

Stretch will become the new stable in a few weeks.  Changing
to "stretch" will make that transition early, but changing to
"unstable" will make that transition and then, after stretch
becomes stable, will incur a lot of package churn and breakage.

If this discussion happened a year ago, the question would be
whether you really wanted to go to testing or to unstable. They
have different purposes.