upgrading potato to woody by CD
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- Subject: upgrading potato to woody by CD
- From: H C Pumphrey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 17:03:56 +0100 (BST)
- Message-id: <Pine.GSO.4.10.10206191643080.14143-100000@humilis>
A month or so ago, Marcin Wolinski <email@example.com> wrote:
> I've tried to upgrade a Potato system to Woody using the 3.0pre6
> version of Debian CDs, but it failed miserably.
> and after getting to some 50% it displayed:
> E: Internal Error, Could not configure a pre-depend
Now, I have tried to upgrade a potato box using the "unofficial" CD images
with much the same result. (Before anyone says I should upgrade over the
network, the box in quesiton has no network card and lives a long way from
the nearest ethernet socket. The CD burner is more happily located.)
Following the thread, I find that :
Michael Knoop <firstname.lastname@example.org> replied:
> I had exactly the same problem. When I ran "apt-get --simulate install
> dpkg apt debconf" it showed problem packages in square brackets after
> packages it was "installing". Using this information, and stumbling
> around for awhile, I finally found that running "apt-get remove libdb2"
> began a rather extensive upgrade process that fixed things so I could
> continue with the first step of "apt-get dpkg apt debconf" as before.
> By the way, the extensive upgrade process actually reinstalled libdb2
> after it removed it. Weird, huh?
I tried this, and in my case it didn't work -- I got the
E: Internal Error, Could not configure a pre-depend
I considered removing libdb2 from the potato system before introducing the
CDs to it, but it issued awful warnings about the importance of libdb2, so
I didn't proceed.
Now, the release notes mutter about installing statically-linked versions
of apt and dpkg, but only if you are upgrading from slink. Neither the
woody cds nor the woody archives seem to contain these, so I couldn't try
Any other suggestions? The CD contains reasonable-looking contents and
boots OK, so the burn wasn't a total failure. I have not tried a clean
install from the disc yet as I don't have a scratch machine.
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