alternative cd for edgy

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Wed Nov 29 17:17:05 UTC 2006

MICHAEL WEAVER <michaelweaver1 at> wrote:
> I have just burned the Alternative CD for Edgy.
> If I use it to install Edgy will it overwrite everything I already I 
> have on my laptop including my sources.list file?
> I ask because at the moment I have Dapper on my Laptop and made changes 
> to that file in order to get Orca at a time when getting Orca was 
> difficult because at that time I got Luke's packaged version of Orca 
> which might explain why I couldn't upgrade from Dapper to Edgy using apt.
> What I am trying to say is will the etc/apt/sources.list file be 
> modified to the default file for Edgy, overwriting any changes I had 
> made in Dapper to obtain the packaged version of Orca from Luke's web 
> site when I do an install of Edgy from the Alternative CD with a fresh 
> etc/apts/sources.list file like you might get if you had done an 
> installation of Edgy without upgrading from Dapper to Edgy or will my 
> changes in that file be kept whether they affect that file or not which 
> may cause problems?

Hmmm... why don't you just backup sources.list somewhere, or just print
it out, install Edgy then restore the file ? 


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