Debian Squeeze

Upgraded to Debian Squeeze on my VirtualBox LAMP development machine.

Debian Squeeze

Lenny to Squeeze in 3 easy steps:

1. sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list (lenny to squeeze)
2. sudo apt-get update
3. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

374 packages fetched, upgrade took 15 minutes.

The upgrade process worked flawlessly, but there were a few things left to do:

  • Squeeze introduces Grub2, vga= doesn’t work anymore for sizing the console window, but I found a nice article entitled Grub2 graphical boot tips.
  • Reinstalled the VirtualBox Guest Additions modules.
  • To get rid of unneeded packages: sudo apt-get autoremove
  • Clean up the disk of Lenny packages: sudo apt-get autoclean

Squeeze was released on February 6, 2011, I was tempted but I kept running Lenny since DreamHost, my web hosting provider, was also running Lenny. This assures me that websites I’m working on locally, will work without a hitch when they are uploaded to the cloud.

DreamHost has begun the process of upgrading all their servers to Squeeze, so it was time for me to upgrade my development LAMP stack:

  • Linux – 2.6.32
  • Apache – 2.2.16
  • MySQL – 5.1.49
  • PHP – 5.3.3

At my bedside, empty pocket, a foot without a sock
Your body gets much closer, I fumble for the clock
Alarmed by the seduction, I wish that it would stop