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#1 2018-07-19 18:26:42

malinas
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Registered: 2017-02-21
Posts: 12  

[SOLVED] Upgrade from Jessie to Ascii: apt thinks I'm using "testing"

Hi,

I (not quite) recently upgraded my system, but it looks like apt is still confused about my base system:

# apt search linux-image-amd64
Sorting... Done                      
Full Text Search... Done
linux-image-amd64/testing,now 4.9+80+deb9u5 amd64 [installed]
  Linux for 64-bit PCs (meta-package)
...

Here it indicates /testing instead of /stable or even better, /ascii. I am under the impression that the version should come from /etc/os-release but there is no such field in mine:

# cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Devuan GNU/Linux ascii"
NAME="Devuan GNU/Linux"
ID=devuan
ID_LIKE=debian
HOME_URL="https://www.devuan.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://devuan.org/os/community"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.devuan.org/"

What is going on here?

Last edited by malinas (2018-08-12 22:34:06)

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#2 2018-07-19 19:42:17

rolfie
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Registered: 2017-11-25
Posts: 34  

Re: [SOLVED] Upgrade from Jessie to Ascii: apt thinks I'm using "testing"

I am running a fresh installed ASCII with backports kernel 4.16 installed. What is your sources.list looking alike? Mine is clearly pointing to ascii. I get:

root@xxx:/# uname -a
Linux xxx 4.16.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.16.16-2~bpo9+1 (2018-06-26) x86_64 GNU/Linux
root@xxx:/# apt search linux-image-amd64
Sortierung... Fertig
Volltextsuche... Fertig
linux-image-amd64/stable,stable-security,now 4.9+80+deb9u4 amd64  [installiert]
  Linux for 64-bit PCs (meta-package)

linux-image-amd64-dbg/stable,stable-security 4.9+80+deb9u4 amd64
  Debugging symbols for Linux amd64 configuration (meta-package)

root@xxx:/# cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Devuan GNU/Linux ascii"
NAME="Devuan GNU/Linux"
ID=devuan
ID_LIKE=debian
HOME_URL="https://www.devuan.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://devuan.org/os/community"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.devuan.org/"

Regards, rolfie

Last edited by rolfie (2018-07-19 19:43:53)

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#3 2018-07-30 06:29:57

malinas
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Registered: 2017-02-21
Posts: 12  

Re: [SOLVED] Upgrade from Jessie to Ascii: apt thinks I'm using "testing"

These are my files:

# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://sg.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ ascii main contrib non-free
deb http://sg.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-security main contrib non-free
deb http://sg.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-updates main contrib non-free

# cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/backports.list 
deb http://sg.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-backports main contrib non-free

# cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list 
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian stretch contrib non-free

If I use apt-cache instead:

# apt-cache policy linux-image-amd64
linux-image-amd64:
  Installed: 4.9+80+deb9u5
  Candidate: 4.9+80+deb9u5
  Version table:
     4.16+94~bpo9+1 100
        100 http://sg.mirror.devuan.org/merged ascii-backports/main amd64 Packages
 *** 4.9+80+deb9u5 500
        500 http://sg.mirror.devuan.org/merged ascii/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     4.9+80+deb9u4 500
        500 http://sg.mirror.devuan.org/merged ascii-security/main amd64 Packages

So the information about what are stable and testing must come from somewhere else?

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#4 2018-07-31 14:45:38

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: [SOLVED] Upgrade from Jessie to Ascii: apt thinks I'm using "testing"

There are new mirrors you should use. Change sg.mirror.devuan.org to deb.devuan.org (or maybe sg.deb.devuan.org) in sources.list, then update.

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#5 2018-08-12 22:33:40

malinas
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Registered: 2017-02-21
Posts: 12  

Re: [SOLVED] Upgrade from Jessie to Ascii: apt thinks I'm using "testing"

That fixed the problem! And it sort of answers the question of where the information comes from: the repository itself. Thanks!

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