Re: Upgrading slink -> potato
On Thu, 12 Aug 1999, Paul Slootman wrote:
> OK, I finally got round to trying the dreaded upgrade :-)
> After manually upgrading libc6.1 and a couple of related things,
> I let "apt-get upgrade" do its thing. I repeated a couple of times
> (I have no idea why it kept stuff back; after "apt-get install
> random-package" from the list of kept-back stuff it went on and
> installed a couple of others, etc. I then tries "apt-get dist-upgrade"
> which went a lot further.
Glad to hear that it went relatively smoothly. From what I hear, even
i386 upgrades are ugly still.
> (BTW, wwwoffle has a hardcoded dependency on libc6 :-( )
I'll take care of this tonight or tomorrow.
> I don't dare to run the updated stuff for the time being; can e.g. Chris
> or Bart shed some light on this? Is perhaps a 2.2 kernel mandatory?
Definitely go to a 2.2 kernel. If it isn't a requirement, it should be.
I just booted with 2.2.11 and all seems well. If it gets hosed for you,
boot with 2.2.7 or 2.2.5 (2.2.8-2.2.10 had problems including file system
corruption and spontaneous thread death).