In <AANLkTinnYLyBERhShKJMQ2BebQ5SzgUd5huadwe5oFDC@mail.gmail.com>, Paul Richards wrote: >Hi, >I recently upgraded from Lenny to Squeeze. I did the upgrade rather >haphazardly without much preplanning and the procedure turned out to >be a bit of a nightmare. You should always read the release notes (available as a WIP now) for the new release and use the upgrade procedure in that document. >>Here's what I did.. > >I updated /etc/apt/sources.list => s/lenny/squeeze/ > >I then tried "aptitude update && aptitude install apt dpkg aptitude". >This presented me with a solution that looked too broke for my taste, >so I didn't apply it. You should realize that you don't just have those two choices. Very often, in my mixed stable/backports/testing/unstable/experimental system, interacting with the resolver by only rejecting parts of the solution and then requesting a different solution has been the best way to handle specific package installations. >I repeatedly tried "aptitude safe-upgrade" / "aptitude full-upgrade" >in alternate shots. This iterated for a while with different errors >each time until eventually I ended up with a system without aptitude >installed. Well, you probably shouldn't have accepted that action. >Apparently >udev and the kernel need to be updated at the same time, but none of >the tools would let me install the new kernel and udev. Well documented in the mailing list archives. I didn't see it last time I read the release notes though. I believe the Squeeze kernel may work with Lenny's udev without error, but not vice-versa. If that's the case, the first step the upgrade procedure will be to upgrade the kernel and reboot, then do a "normal" upgrade, ending with a second reboot. Thanks for the report. Mine is shorter: I used the heavily mixed system described above and tried (on a whim) the upgrade last night as well. I simply issued (aptitude safe-upgrade -t testing), and it failed to produce *any* upgrade solution, so I'm thinking that aptitude/apt/dpkg might be getting some enhancements during the freeze in order to handle the upgrade. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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