Re: potato -> woody upgrade not smooth...
On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 10:07:17PM -0300, Gustavo Noronha Silva wrote:
> I went to upgrade to woody in this box and I noticed that
> apt-get dist-upgrade is not good enough... apt wants to remove
> xbase-clients, xfonts* and some other things... it left me
> without 'startx' in the end...
Next time try dselect. From the dpkg manual page:
dpkg is a medium-level tool to install, build, remove and
manage Debian GNU/Linux packages. The primary and more
user-friendly front-end for dpkg is dselect(8). dpkg
itself is controlled entirely via command line parameters,
which consist of exactly one action and zero or more
options. The action-parameter tells dpkg what to do and
options control the behavior of the action in some way.
and further down:
INFORMATION ABOUT PACKAGES
dpkg maintains some usable information about available
packages. The information is divided in three classes:
states, selection states and flags. These values are
intended to be changed mainly with dselect.
Why people have forgotten about it? I don't know. May I do not
spend enough time on irc and slashdot.
> just don't know if that is an X bug or apt is not being as
> smart as it is needed... I will test woody's instalation in
> this box too but I'm more concerned about the potato->woody
> upgrade... cause most of the users will do this...
Please help spread the gospel: "use dselect".
> I also had problems with libc6-dev, it expected that
> libc++-std-(...)-dev was installed but it would still be
> installed then it broke, shouldn't libc++-std-???-dev be
> installed first then?
Shouldn't you have checked beforehand? Use dselect.