apt upgrade sarge -> etch udev error can't get past it. Ideas?
I am upgrading an old server to etch to be able to use new sata drives. I followed
the release notes.
I first did
then I did
apt-get install initrd-tools
then i installed
at this point i got an error from udev. It said that the
install of udev failed at the pre install script with error 1.
or something like that.
apt-get install -f
but it did not help.
how can i get at the pre install script and see
what the error is?
I want to avoid just reinstalling etch from scratch if I can.
How to go about debugging the error?
1. Make it more verbose
2. find the script - where is it kept?
3. then edit the preinstall script and fix the problem?
also I notice that now the machine will not recognize the
ethernet device eth0, which is irritating and probably secondary
to the messed up udev.
I hate to bring up sarge-> etch issues
as they are old hat as I mostly run sid on my workstations.
But this is an old server