Re: Upgrade report: woody->sarge
On Mittwoch, 1. September 2004 11:33, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 03:52:54PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > It seems that our perl upgrade from woody to sarge is not robust if it
> > dies in the middle. The X problem below caused the first apt run to fail
> > with various parts of perl unpacked and not configured. Then it looks
> > like debconf (which uses Iconv) was unable to run. Probably a dpkg
> > --configure -a would have cleared this up; reinstalling perl manually
> > had the same result.
> > Preparing to replace x-dev 4.3.0.dfsg.1-0.woody.1 (using
> > .../x-dev_4.3.0.dfsg.1-4_all.deb) ... Unpacking replacement x-dev ...
> > dpkg: error processing
> > /var/cache/apt/archives/x-dev_4.3.0.dfsg.1-4_all.deb (--unpack): trying
> > to overwrite `/usr/X11R6/include/X11/DECkeysym.h', which is also in
> > package xlibs-dev dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken
> > pipe)
> Please note that version number. "4.3.0.dfsg.1-0.woody.1" is some sort of
> unofficial backport.
> My versioned conflicts/replaces/provides/etc. cannot be expected to take
> into account the crazy things backporters do.
> I will support upgrades from woody systems. I don't think it's reasonable
> to expect any Debian developer to support upgrades from loony hybrid
> installations using all manner of unofficial packages we've never even
Many thanks for providing this excellent system, aside the upgrade issues I
had not a single problem since then....
I agree for all X related problems. That perl felt down that much was
surprising for me. Somebody mentioned that I should have done a 'dpkg
--configure -a' and then the problems should have been resolved for me. If
that is true, this should be at the top of a troubleshooting section in the
installation and (at least at that time not existing) upgrade manual.