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Re: Re [2]: java 1.7on AlphaServer

On Sun, Jun 08, 2014 at 12:14:10PM +0300, maed@ukr.net wrote:
> Thank yoU for Pointing to the "multiarch" package, but it failed to install on my Debian 5.0.10: 

Yeah, I am not surprised.  Trying to upgrade to jessie from lenny is
not supported.

I now remember that when I had installed with a Lenny disk I then
upgraded to a Squeeze equivalent from snapshot.debian.org (I now have
no idea what date that was) probably first upgrading the kernel (with
the ones I pointed to in an earlier message) and udev before the rest
of the system.  I did this a couple of years ago and so could then
upgrade to debian-ports unstable.  But now you will probably need to
do another upgrade from snapshot.debian.org to just before the release
of Wheezy (was that May last year?, if so upgrade to the end of April.)
If the kernel got upgraded automatically make sure you have at least
a 3.2 kernel installed (probably necessary before the last step but
I am not totally sure). Then you should be able to upgrade to
debian-ports unstable.  You probably will have a few fun and games
along the way :-/.

Nowadays I always install using debootstrap as the above process is
so time consuming.  But debootstrapping at the moment on Alpha is
also tricky because you need packages from the unreleased distribution
of debian-ports to bootstrap the system, but debootstrap does not
support bootstrapping from multiple distributions.  I'll get around
to posting instructions on the debootstrap method but not now, it is
getting late.


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