Re: apt-get dist-upgrade
Paul Morgan wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 01:13:11 +0100, kegwasher wrote:
>> I seem to have developed a problem during my update. The mirror selected
>> must be overwhelmed or just slow. My update time remaining is swinging
>> from 7hrs to 4days! Is is possible to stop and restart without causing a
>> Relatively familiar with Linux, used since 94, but this is my first
>> to play with debian. So far very impressed with debian overall.
>> details of machine.
>> hardware, box stock toshiba tecra8000 laptop of 400mhz PII fame.
>> neomagic video
>> opl3sa2 audio
>> 64megs ram, yah I know it is not much but it runs most things fine.
>> 6gig HD
>> removable CDrom, floppy or LS-120
>> Current Os, Debian woody, attempted final OS, Debian Sarge.
>> only added packages are opera, openoffice, flash plugin, java, and
> You don't say how you're connecting, but I guess it might be dialup and
> you have a noisy line with lots of retries or your modem's negotiated a
> slow speed or both.
> It's OK to just control-C the update to kill it. Suggest you redial and
> try again (just run apt-get update again and it'll pick up where it left
That's the problem. I am on ADSL 768k/s. on another machine on the same
internal net things fly but on my laptop, it is molasis. I crosses my
fingers last night and did the control-C. glad it is smart. Very much
like apt-get. My worry comes from Red Hats update tool once failing part
way and trashing things beyond belief with failed dependencies.