1.2.X -> 1.3 upgrade report
It went very well; I missed a few packages, and had to go back for a
few things, then `dpkg --configure --pending` three or four times,
while sorting out dependencies.
I'd installed the experimental shadow packages, and `dpkg` wouldn't
let me upgrade, since `shadow-login` was an essential package. I used
'-r --force-essential' to remove the old one, then installed the new,
no problem. I guess that works fine as long as you don't pull the rug
out from under yourself... you have to put it back before you land.
Secure-su failed to configure, complaining about diversions (and
`gnu-su`), which I don't understand yet. I went in and put things
right by hand (sort of, I think...); it's still not configured
according to `dpkg`. There is no man page for dpkg-divert??? I will
look again. It is a mystery.
I used XEmacs-20 and 'ediff' to merge in the .dpkg-inst changes to
many of the config files. I was able to update my "passwd" and
"group" files, as well as "/etc/init.d/boot". I had some oddball
gid's that I had to change to match the standard groups file, and a
few odd userid's too... It was simple to `chown`/`chgrp` the
directories, since it was 'majordom' and 'postgres' that were
different from the standard of reference on this particular computer.
After I cleaned up the "passwd" and "group" files, running
`shadowconfig on` worked fine. XDM is functional also, and so is
`xlockmore`. I don't know if turning the :!:'s to :*:'s in
"/etc/passwd", and "/etc/group" helped the config or not. I just did
that as a matter of course while the system was unshadowed and I was
editting in them.
`innd` depended on `cron`, which for some reason wasn't
installed...?? I don't have any idea where it went. I re-installed
it, and `innd` configged. Who knows, huh?
I have not rebooted yet. I might wait for deity before I do. ;-) It
will be good to have packages install in the proper sorted order,
Karl M. Hegbloom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Portland, OR USA
Debian GNU 1.2 Linux 2.1.36 AMD K5 PR-133
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