my sources.list file seems like this :

deb http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main
deb-src http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main


and executed apt-get update several times but linux version id is still 7 in /etc/os-release e.g

PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)"
NAME="Debian GNU/Linux"
VERSION="7 (wheezy)"

I am looking for exact steps to get the latest updates(7.1)


apt-get update just updates the list of available packages. You need to use apt-get upgrade or possibly even apt-get dist-upgrade to actually upgrade the packages. Or use aptitude.

Also, it doesn't appear /etc/os-release changes in 7.1; /etc/debian_version does, though. So does the output of lsb_release -r.

  • derobert thanks, I did as you said after adding this entry to source.list # proposed additions for a 7 point release deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy-proposed-updates main contrib non-free sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade – sakhunzai Aug 3 '13 at 6:16
  • "proposed-updates" isn't official part of the stable tree yet and may still break (they haven't quite finished testing yet, hence 'proposed'. You do want to add the security updates repository to your list, though: deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free – Shadur Aug 3 '13 at 12:33
  • Shadur , please check this http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/errata, If I have done sth wrong how I be able to revert those changes or updates i have got from "proposed-updates". – sakhunzai Aug 5 '13 at 8:52

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