Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Debian Installer Update (openacs 5.4.3 debian/ubuntu packages released)

Hi Héctor,

> "[...] Beware, our packaging activity explicitly targets
> Debian GNU/Linux unstable ("sid") [...]"

Good point, I read over this.

And (I've said that this is the first time I'm really starting with Debian, didn't I?) I had no idea that I was setting up a "mixed" system.

And just taking this "novice" route - could somebody please point me to a place where I can download a suitable "sid" cdroom image? I've check the www.debian.org now for at least 10 minutes and didn't find anything...

I think that this would also be a wonderful extension for your http://openacs.com/xowiki/debian page...

Keep up the good work and thanks for the patience guys!
Frank

Frank,


And just taking this "novice" route - could somebody please point me to a place where I can download a suitable "sid" cdroom image? I've check the www.debian.org now for at least 10 minutes and didn't find anything...

There are no distribution images for the unstable/"sid" branch, see http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#unstable-images.

You have to get a testing/"lenny" installation (released daily and is checked for its soundness and installability), see http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/. Select the appropriate "netinst" platform variant, then proceed with a raw installation. Then:

1. update your sources.list for the deb package manager (basically substituting "testing" occurrences for "unstable").

2. call "apt-get dist-upgrade"

3. your system will upgrade and will so track unstable

However, for production use, Dave Bauer's hint at the ubuntu server installation (preferably the long-time support LTS version 8.04) is the way to go: you get the advantage of an assembled and checked debian unstable, our packages, and security fixes through 2013.

//stefan