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Thread: How not to bork your system because you can not upgrade your kernel

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    Default How not to bork your system because you can not upgrade your kernel

    I killed my debian system for the first time the other day by doing a dist-upgrade. It setup udev and it couldn't handle having the old kernel. Didn't help that I forgot I couldn't upgrade the kernel...

    I would appreciate anyone sharing their techniques on how they are keeping this from happening. How do you keep your debian system up to date without destroying it?

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    Use only main for your distro... ie:
    Code:
    [415][nydc ~]:# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main 
    deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main 
    
    deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main 
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main 
    
    deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main 
    deb-src http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main 
    [416][nydc ~]:#
    And...

    Code:
    [416][nydc ~]:# aptitude update ; aptitude safe-upgrade
    Can also comment everything out but the security repos if you want just security patches.

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