I am on Debian Wheezy (stable) and routinely update my system via the basic:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
In the future, once Jessie becomes the stable release, I wonder whether Wheezy will automagically become Jessie if I keep doing
dist-upgrade, or not.
Will there be ANY manual steps needed, to make sure to always be on the current Stable release (years into the future, e.g. Sid after Jessie), or am I set to go as I am?
E.g. do I have to modify my sources.list file in some sort of way to ensure Jessie will simply saunter in without any manual steps down the track, or will some 'big' update ('dist-upgrade') do it all for me and change all instances of
jessie when it knows to do so?
(Every single line in my sources.list has
wheezy in it. Perhaps I need only remove
wheezy from them?)
I am a bit of a newcomer (from OS X, and before that Windows), so am not sure how 'release upgrades' on the same channel can be done automatically on Debian - where, OS X simply offers, via its automatic updates, full upgrades to its next (stable/ready) release with no manual checking required or complicated steps apart from normal system update checking.