This is not a real issue, so I post it here.
So Jessie is on the way and Janice repositories exist, but are not populated at the moment.
From a Debian - perspective first: What would happen if I install Debian Squeeze for example, change the repository list to Debian Wheezy and do a 'apt-get dist-upgrade'? Would I effectively have Debian Wheezy or just a big bork?
The reason for that question is, since I constantly try to explore Jessie and Sid in combination with #! (and yes, I constantly f*ck up stuff and repair it (I get better though, this is the way to learn!) ), I went over to comment the CB - repos out. If I just remove them and replace them with the Janice - repos, which will be built on Jessie and I somehow create a semi-stable Jessie-system (which I will of course try to port to Jessie stable if possible) here, would Waldorf itself not just being automatically updated to Janice then?
Regarding the first part of your question, if it dist-upgrades successfully, you'd have wheezy. But just changing sources and dist-upgrading is not what Debian recommends, and you'll likely get a big bork.
But the question is irrelevant since you're trying to run a #!/jessie system and #! is currently tracking wheezy, not squeeze. Forum members damo and olegabrielz just were helping someone in another thread and described how they dist-upgrade #! to follow jessie or sid...
I'd add that you should follow Debian's recommendations for dist-upgrading, which is to apt-get upgrade first, to remove uneccessary packages, to dist-upgrade while not in X, etc... For those recommendations, see these release notes...
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Yes, I managed to get to sid successfully without any problems.
I was just curious, how apt-get or aptitude would actually react if you start from one stable version and try to dist-upgrade to the other.
A little bit like the question, if you have a car and you replace every single item on it, will you still have the same car or is it another one
@freistil: It's better to use apt-get if you're using Sid/Unstable; http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic. … 85#p416185
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I read that a couple of times in some Debian forums already. But all the problems I had actually came from not being careful enough with major dependency problems that apt-get created.
Maybe because 'sid' is now majorly Jessie and this is freezed already, so 'almost stable'? So I was maybe just lucky by picking the right time to start using aptitude. It seriously shipped me around many major problems in this case.