Re: Upgrade path to slink from pre-2.0 releases
Bob Hilliard wrote:
> An update path from pre-2.0 releases should be included in the
> slink CD and all subsequent releases, at last for several years, in
> order to fulfill Debian's promise of upgrading in place. (Within the
> past month I have had correspondence from someone upgrading from 1.1
> to hamm.)
Agreed. Could you edit the script? Btw. hamm still contains a broken
script, a fixed version is hosed in the incoming directory for about
> Another approach, since apt-get is now stable, would be to
> abandon the autoup script entirely. The libc5 version of apt-get and
> dpkg_18.104.22.168.deb (required when updating from a buzz system) and a
> README file would be the only files needed in the upgrade directory.
> As before, this would not need updating for future releases.
This is a fine alternative for systems where apt-get works. It should
be mentioned and proper versions should be provided.
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