Re: upgrading woody -> sarge on Sparc 2.
On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 07:58:44AM -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> There is an old Sparc 2 here, happily running Woody with Apache
> and Postfix.
> Seems that a simple technique for upgrading to Sarge is to replace
> every occurance of "woody" with "sarge" in /etc/apt/sources.list
> and then update and install in dselect. Is this likely to be
It would probably be best to follow the release notes/installation
instructions, especially on an old machine like this. You might want to
pay particular attention to the parts that say '...back up your system
On questionable architectures, I created an NFS root first, then
upgraded. If it went OK, I then copied that back to the disk. If it
doesn't, no harm done. Takes a little longer, but takes some of the
nail biting out of it, too. I did that on both my SS20 and my dual PPC
604 machine. If something goes wrong you can just start over.
> Will a Woody package run in Sarge? If so I can work in stages.
> Upgrade the US main first, then the US non-free, then US contribs
> and etc.
I guess that would depend on the package, but most do. You would be
better off upgrading to sarge and then downgrading those packages to the
> Are Apache and Postfix working OK in Sparc Sarge?
Sarge is 'stable', remember? ~:^)