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# 171353 14-Apr-2015 22:44
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I have a test debian system running in a VM with a zero version release and I've added a dvd set as a source with r9, have run apt-get check, autoclean, and update along with adding the set through apt-cdrom add but upgrade results in:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

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  # 1283355 14-Apr-2015 22:56
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In your /etc/sources file have you got the CD listed as one of your sources and most importantly is it mounted and available?

I'd strongly recommend unless if you (really) can't due to little or no internet connection to use the internet responsories and also do the whole internet based install thing using a minimal image - that way you've got the most up-to-date images. I don't think the DVD sets are up-to-date as they're often used as bandwidth tests by people "actually" downloading Linux ISO's.


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  # 1283362 14-Apr-2015 23:35
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According to this it must be mount point as /cdrom or fail etc. One way or another it is not seeing it.


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  # 1284998 15-Apr-2015 17:49
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apt-cdrom add does all the above for you. I don't want to use internet based sources as i'm deliberately limiting what it can update to. This is working as it automatically and successfully mounts and dismounts the disks.

I'm updating etch r0 to r9, then onto lenny.  I have tested using an online debian-archive source by changing the deb line from etch to lenny which pulls down and installs the updates after running apt-get dist-updrade but going from etch r0 to lenny seems to cause too many issues.

the various apt-get commands (update, check, autoclean) advise if there are any issues with the sources being mounted or not, and there are none.

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