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Re: upgrading from slink to potato

On 23-Feb-00, 20:53 (CST), Tim Ryder <jawse@yahoo.com> wrote: 
> I have slink installed on my laptop.  I want to update
> my kernel and my base packages, is there a way to do
> this that will work well or do I need to re-install
> with potato.  I can use apt-get but I think that will
> leave my old base packages on.

No, "apt-get dist-upgrade" will do most of what you want. The "base"
packages are just those on the install floppies -- once they're
installed, they're treated no differently than any other package. It's
a particular section in the archive, that's it (and I think it's going
away after potato, because mostly what it does is cause confusion :-)).

FWIW, I just did an apt-get dist-upgrade on my slink box, and everything
got handled correctly -- yeah, there's a little tweaking to be done to
get full use of the new packages, but that's livable.

The "most of what you want" in the first sentence relates to the kernel
issue. My guess would be that the kernel is not automatically upgraded
from 2.0 to 2.2. You'll need to select/install the new kernel image .deb
manually. (I'm guessing because I don't use the pre-compiled kernels.)


Steve Greenland <vmole@swbell.net>
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