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Bug#282706: install: dist-upgrade woody -> sarge (well done)

Package: install
Severity: normal

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8

Hello all,
this weekend I did a dist-upgrade on our file-server.
Short: everything went fine.
This machine is our main NFS, YP, SambaPDC, Cups, DNS(local),
and DHCP-server.
It serves about 10 workstations and 5 laptops. Most of them are using
windows, but I'm working on it. At least I wanted a new version of samba
and Cups. Kernel was taken from sarge for a long time, because of no
support for tg3 on woody. 
What I've done:
Logged in through ssh ;-), backup-ed /etc, removed preferences with
pinning to stable. Changed sources.list to a local mirror (because of
speed), made apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade.
Negated all changes to configuration files (see above programs) and half
an hour later I got a new system. The only problem I encountered,
was rejecting of double-sided printing on three printers.
Reconfigured them with new ppds from cups and everything went fine again.

I'm very impressed! Never saw such a simple upgrade, like within debian.
Thanks a lot for your good work.

Sincerely yours


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