Re: Potato upgrade and Perl warnings...
On Wed, Jul 14, 1999 at 09:27:06AM -0700, Doug Thistlethwaite wrote:
> I finally decided to try potato because I wanted an easy way of getting
> the latest postgresql (6.5)...
> I was running slink and used dselect to upgrade.
> The biggest problem it seemed to find was a change in perl (DB1.85 ->
> DB2). It said something about using perl-5.004 to dump the DB1.85
> databases and then reload perl5.005 or use db_dump185(1) and db_load(1)
> in libc6...
> What is this talking about? I only have perl loaded on my system
> because some other package required it. I am not sure what databases
> this is talking about. Any ideas?
> I have seen some references to using "apt" to install programs. Which
> method is the best for someone who doesn't play with this stuff very
> often - dselect or apt?
Best solution for upgrading distributions is `apt-get dist-upgrade'
but not currently!!!
Following suggestions on debian-list I did upgrade from slink to potato last
night using `apt-get upgrade'.
I had only to hold libmime-base package (new version depends on perl5.005)
and upgraded with some troubles - four conflicts like:
Unpacking replacement manpages-dev ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/manpages-dev_1.23-1_all.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite /usr/man/man3/btree.3.gz', which is also in package glibc-doc
I solved they by temporary removing of package or by concurrent installing
`dpkg -i package1 package2'
My `new' system wasn't pure potato distribution because some packages were
obsolete. I went to dselect and analysed problems. I purged some not needed
I did one mistake: xntp3* packages are replaced by ntp*. I marked xntp3 to
purge and ntp to install. After installing I saw that xntp3 and some other
packages were only removed not purged. I did `dpkg --purge ...' and
/etc/ntp.conf went away because it was xntp3 conf-file and ntp hasn't it.
But I have backup of /etc :)