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Re: Slink older i386 upgrade

Steve McIntyre <stevem@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:
> On Tue, 9 Mar 1999, J.A. Bezemer wrote:
> >Sorry to disturb you, but there seems to be a little problem...
> >
> >In /dists/stable/main/upgrade-older-i386/deb-files on i386 Binary 1,
> >there are some dangling symlinks, namely data-dumper, dpkg-dev, dpkg-ftp
> >and libnet-perl. 
> Hmmm. Just looked, and my mirror has those still as sym-links to hamm.
> This will have broken when the slink dist was flattened on the ftp site a
> couple of weeks back. Guy, can you flatten those links in
> dists/slink/main/upgrade-older-i386/deb-files please?
> Yes, the cd-autoup.sh script may well fail. We'll have to get this fixed
> for the 2.1r1 release...

     These symlinks have now been flattened.  Can someone confirm that
the dangling symlinks did, in fact, make it to the CD-image?  If so,
the cd_autoup.sh script _will_ fail.  At least, this only affects the
i-386 CDs.

     The README-Upgrade file in upgrade-older-i386 recommends using
apt-get as the preferred upgrade path.  For those few (?) who can't
use apt, the only alternate is to use autoup.sh and the deb-files from

     We should post this solution prominently on www.debian.org, and
make an announcement on the lists.  Any suggestions regarding the best
way to publicize this?  I would like to minimize the number of e-mail
complaints I have to field!  Maybe I should  set my .forward on master to
/dev/null ;-)

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