Upgrade from Sarge to Etch problems
Here's the deal:
I'm having some serious problems with the upgrade. I've followed the instructions found here
http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/release-notes and I have a "full desktop system".
That means that after doing a minimal install (pointing sources.list to etch and doing
#aptitude upgrade) I had to do
#aptitude install libfam0 xlibmesa-glu
#aptitude install initrd-tools
Both which failed miserably.
Both have dependency problems.
The message Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/FrontEnd/Gnome.pm line 54, <> line 1.
debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Gnome
debconf: (DISPLAY problem?)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Dialog
Also, when I try
#ifup eth0 it says "Ignoring unknown interface eth0=eth0"
which was correctly configured earlier. The file
/etc/network/interfaces is exactly as before, wlan0 seems to work, but I have no wireless internet around here. Please advice,
and suggest what to post.
If someone could also tell me how to read what comes after some dialogs
(questions y/n) (slow it down) it would be greatly appreciated, because
I can't tee it to a file, since the dialog is in the middle. I can't use less/more for the same reason.
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