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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:
> On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 12:30:03AM +1000, Hamish Moffatt 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. 

And I told you that a statically compiled dpkg and apt will not work 100%
on a slink sparc system because of the problems with libc6 in sparc potato
and 2.0.x kernels. Believe me, you are trying to preach to the preacher.
Leave arch specific things to the arch maintainers. If I tell you it wont
work on sparc...it wont work on sparc.


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