Re: New Package: bo-upgrade 0.1 (source all)
Why was this package not discused/announced on the devel list?
It seems to me that packaging this is particularily useless; as it is
a simple one shot script that can be run manually, and there is no
point having it on the system.
Running it through dselect is too late, anyway; and I'd rather
not run anything this finicky deep in dpkg's guts.
>>"Christoph" == Christoph Lameter <email@example.com> writes:
Christoph> Package: bo-upgrade
Christoph> Description: Upgrade from bo to hamm
Christoph> This package might be dangerous for your system! Backup
Christoph> first and read the following instructions: . This package
Christoph> will upgrade an existing bo (Debian 1.3.X) system to a
Christoph> glibc based hamm (Debian 2.0) system. For that purpose
Christoph> around 7 Megabytes worth of .deb packages must either be
Christoph> transferred to the system or be already present on the
Christoph> system. Make sure that you have at least 30MB free if you
Christoph> intend to install this package. . Attention: Please install
Christoph> this package with "dpkg -i bo-upgrade*.deb". DO NOT install
Christoph> this package using dselect unless you are absolutely sure
Christoph> what you are doing. . On installation this package will
Christoph> make sure that all the .deb packages you need for an
Christoph> upgrade are present on the system. If that is the case then
Christoph> it will start a background job and dpkg will return to the
Christoph> Linux prompt. . The background job will notice when dpkg
Christoph> has finished and perform the upgrade. At the end of the
Christoph> upgrade utmp and wtmp will be cleared, the bo-upgrade
Christoph> package will be purged and then the system will
Christoph> reboot. After the reboot you should be able to use dselect
Christoph> to install other Debian 2.0 packages possibly doing a
Christoph> complete upgrade. . The package will write logs to
Christoph> /root/nohup.out . If this package does not cause a reboot
Christoph> then the installation was not successful. Please
Christoph> reconfigure this package using "dpkg --configure
Christoph> bo-upgrade" until the system reboots. . If you find
Christoph> anything that you can improve then do it and reupload the
Christoph> new package or send me the diffs.
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