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Re: Unstable release

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

These two lines should be run after you update your /etc/apt/source.list to
point to unstable.

							Dave Bristel

On Mon, 4 Oct 1999, [iso-8859-1] Staffan Hämälä wrote:

> Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 20:44:48 +0200
> From: "[iso-8859-1] Staffan Hämälä" <sh@dc.luth.se>
> To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Unstable release
> Resent-Date: 4 Oct 1999 18:45:06 -0000
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> Hi,
> I'm just curious about how other people succeed in installing the
> potato release. Myself, I have always had _lots_ of trouble when
> trying that. First, I installed it at home, and dselect freaked
> out and started complaining over files that didn't exist. This
> was due to the fact that ftp downloads the softlinks that point
> to slink packages instead of the actual files. That time I had
> downloaded the whole lot with ncftp. I downloaded another time
> using wget with the option to get real files. That worked better,
> and dselect found all files. Still, the big problem was dselect
> because it complained about so many things it flipped out and
> refused to install any more packages (I barely got a working
> system).
> Last week I tried the same thing at work, installing over ftp,
> and I thik the installer also downloaded just the links, but
> not the actual files, so this time I wasn't even able to boot
> the system after running dselect. After this I installed slink
> instead, and it worked like a charm.
> Of course, I know that it's an unstable release, but is it really
> this hard to install, or is it me doing something wrong?
> If I could just get it installed properly (I run it at home,
> but had to do a lot of manual tuning, and adding all packages
> I wanted using dpkg --force* instead of dselect), I would
> be glad to report problems, and also fix some, but as it
> is now that the installation doesn't seem to work at all
> for me I really don't feel like reporting problems because
> the fault probably lies in my installation anyway.
> How are you installing potato? Is there some magic way
> to make ftp install work when there are soft links on
> the server? Is there a way to make dselect go on installing
> other packages even though it finds ten faulty packages
> first in the list? (This way I could add those ten manually
> afterwards).
> Thanks,
> Staffan Hamala
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