Debian 6.0 Squeeze: Call for Upgrade and Installation tests

November 16th, 2010

The Debian project is proud to announce, that its upcoming release Debian 6.0 Squeeze has entered the final phase of its development cycle and is nearly in its final form. We now seek the help of our users to find the remaining bugs related to upgrades from the previous stable release as well as bugs related to the installation of fresh systems.

If you plan to install a fresh Debian system in the near future, please consider installing Debian Squeeze with the debian-installer available at http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/. There is also a list of known errata available, as well as a detailed installation manual. As usual problems should be reported as an installation report.

Upgrade tests from Debian 5.0 Lenny to the current Debian testing branch are also welcome. Please see the current release notes about known problems and their workarounds. Please take special care about chapter Recording the session, which explains how you can log the output of the various commands during the upgrade process, in case you encounter a problem and would like to report it. If you encounter any problems, please report it as a bug against the upgrade-reports package.

More experiences user can help by triaging bugs for virtual upgrade-reports and installation-reports packages or by proposing texts for problems, which should be documented in the release-notes.

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