LKBEN11037: Howto change sources.list to install software from testing

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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


You need to install software from the testing archive




You need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list so your distribution can find the software archives. This can be done by copying all the lines and changing stable (or etch) into testing.

The result might look like:

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r4a _Etch_ - Official amd64 CD Binary-1 20080803-21:56]/ etch contrib main

deb etch main non-free contrib
#deb unstable main contrib non-free

deb-src etch main

deb etch/updates main contrib
deb-src etch/updates main contrib

#from here testing (Wim)
deb testing main non-free contrib
deb-src testing main
deb testing/updates main contrib
deb-src testing/updates main contrib

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.


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