Re: Potato to Woody upgrade
Larry <email@example.com> writes:
> If I currently have Potato installed, and a stack of
> Woody CD's, how do I upgrade from Potato to Woody?
> Do I have to just install over Potato?
> Or, does apt-get or dpkg allow a more graceful upgrade
> in some automatic fashion?
You should be able to drop each of the Woody CDs into your CD-ROM
drive in turn and run 'apt-cdrom add'. Having done that, you should
be able to do 'apt-get dist-upgrade', or do the upgrade within a
package tool like dselect or aptitude. You don't need to reinstall at
> If there's an upgrade method, will it goof up things
> like my lan connections, or remote printer access,
> mutt, etc?
It shouldn't; in general, packages try to be good about preserving
user settings on upgrade.
David Maze firstname.lastname@example.org http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
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