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Re: Slink older i386 upgrade

On Thu, 11 Mar 1999, Bob Hilliard wrote:

>> 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.

As far as I can tell, they did...

>     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 ;-)

*grin* Put a warning with the images, and an announcement on

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