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Re: etch backports



Hi,


I might try to see whether the upgrade went wrong, when I have the
time later. Only then will I be confident enough to try it out on this
(virtual) server that I am administrating.  :-)

btw, is there any effect if the kernel is still Etch while the rest of
the OS has moved on to Lenny? iianm, that is also the situation that I
am facing since Xen virtual hosts are using the dom0's kernel and all
of them started out as Etch.


Warm regards,

Jason Tan Boon Teck



On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 4:52 AM, Michael Gilbert
<michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Oct 2010 04:38:27 +0800, Jason Tan Boon Teck wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>>
>> Thank you, for the instructions.
>>
>> The physical server is an Etch server running Xen with a few virtual
>> hosts, also running Etch. All of the virtual hosts are sharing one
>> single fixed IP address. So there are complex firewall packet
>> forwardings here and there. Documentation of the configurations are
>> sparse and I do not have the knowledge to make changes without
>> breaking things.
>
> Your configuration files will remain intact and unchanged during an
> upgrade as long as you always answer "no" when asked whether you want
> to accept the maintainers config file.  And even if you say "yes",
> those files are backed up with a .dpkg-<something> extension, which
> you can restore.
>
> Debian has a strong commitment to not breaking stuff during upgrades.
>
> Best wishes,
> Mike
>
>
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