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Re: Upgrading to etch.

On Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 07:24:59PM +0100, Luis Matos wrote:
> Qua, 2007-04-11 às 12:34 -0400, hendirk@topoi.pooq.com escreveu:

> > Upgrading sarge to etch, without backports isn't easy.  They've been 
> > rewriting the release notes for months now trying to get a clean upgrade 
> > path (I think they think they are there now).  It looks as if it's a lot 
> > more difficult than just changing the sources.list entry.
> lol ... the question here is not to have a clean upgrade (it's seems
> impossible), but to find a way where users *can* upgrade.
> For example, if versions of packages in bpo are higher that the ones in
> etch, the upgrade simply breaks... you can advice the users before they
> come here and start asking for how to solve this.
> Upgrding is never easy. For example the udev migration is not easy, but
> still ... let's break the user's system the less possible.

The two hard parts seem to be
  keeping udev and the kernel in sync.
  getting xfree->xorg6.9->xorg7.0 to work.

For udev, I wish they had made it possible to install multiple versions 
of it, just as they let you install multiple kernels.

-- hendrik

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