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Re: Upgrade docs and Release Notes (was Re: Starting second test cycle)

On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 08:30:48PM +0200, J.A. Bezemer wrote:
> > > I can't understand why you're fighting Anne at every turn regarding
> > > the upgrade procedure; Anne seems to be the only one talking about
> > > it on debian-devel or debian-release.
> > 
> > To my knowledge, the staticly-compiled versions of apt and dpkg have
> > been made by Anne so that we don't have to have autoup.sh and all that
> > stuff to upgrade from Debian 1.x to 2.x. However, the sparc port did not
> > exist in the times of Debian 1.x, so there is nothing to upgrade from,
> > really.
> This is one of the "inconsistencies" I was talking about (on -doc). If
> you're using CDs, you need the latest apt (0.3.19) to reliably upgrade
> from ANY Debian release for ANY architecture (i386,alpha,m68k,sparc). Read
> apt's changelog for more info.

Although, I seem to remember I upgraded from hamm to slink with apt 0.3.x
(where x was something low), I just didn't use apt-cdrom, but a mounted
CD-ROM drive and a file:/cdrom-like line in sources.list. So, I'd say it
isn't impossible to upgrade without the latest APT, it's just not very slick.

Anyway, there's nothing to complain about anymore, the latest Release notes
in CVS include the information about the static apt and dpkg in
upgrade-$arch/ dirs.

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