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I am trying to get debian sid. Firstly, I installed a clean squeeze on my hard drive. I replaced everything in my 'sources.list' with 'deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free'. Then I performed these commands: apt-get update (no errors), apt-get dist-upgrade (took 10 minutes, no errors), reboot. But after reboot its version is still 6.0.7. Repeating 'apt-get dist-upgrade' "works" but doesn't change much (or nothing).

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    Try first to upgrade to the current stable (wheezy), then to unstable. Follow the upgrade notes. – jofel Aug 19 '13 at 8:23
  • Where do you see the '6.0.7'? What does /etc/issue say? What is the version of your libc6? – scai Aug 19 '13 at 8:24
  • Also, what are the contents of /etc/os-release? Debian Wheezy has it, I'm not sure about previous versions. @scai – a CVn Aug 19 '13 at 8:50
  • @jofel I tried to upgrade my system to wheezy as said in the upgrade notes. It installed many things but didn't changed the version. – user1429101 Aug 19 '13 at 12:54
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    @user1429101 With dpkg -l libc6. Don't take this personally but I don't recommend using unstable if you aren't familiar with such basic commands. Except if this is not a productive system and you just want to use it for learning purposes. – scai Aug 19 '13 at 13:35

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