Re: sid upgrade today & now nothing works
Kenneth Dombrowski wrote:
Well, I'd just been thinking recently how uncannily stable unstable has
been. Today I did an apt-get update && apt-get upgrade & something has
gone seriously wrong. Judging by the dates in /var/cache/apt/archives it
looks like last Friday was probably my last upgrade
Whereas the circumstances you describe sound like an upgrade gone wrong,
your description "feels" to me like maybe a hardware problem. Perhaps
Summer has finally kicked in where you are and your cooling is
inadequate? gzip errors while running apt-get just sound to me more like
hardware glitches than software issues.
You might want to install memtest86 (you can use another machine and
build a bootable memtest86 floppy if need be) and run a few rounds of
tests. If you have lockups/failures during that, you can be pretty
confident you've got a hardware problem.
Of course, if nothing has changed that would affect the hardware (summer
heat, crossing your legs and kicking the case, the dog peed on the box,
etc), you're probably right about it being software. Still, you might
want to keep the possibility in mind.
Kent West (firstname.lastname@example.org)