Re: Potato to Woody dist-upgrade problems
On Tue, 22 Jan 2002, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 08:00:43PM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
> > This is a bug, plain and simple, with the x dependencies. I do not care
> > if Branden says otherwise. An upgrade should not remove functionality. End
> > of story.
Boggle! Now I understand why Branden thinks no one listens
> Way to leap to a conclusion. No one has shown me apt problem-resolver
> output that indicates an actual bug. Furthermore, when performing a
> potato->woody dist-upgrade last week I somehow managed to avoid utter
> catastrophe in the X department.
The difference between your experience and mine was that you upgraded
apt/dpkg before you did the dist-upgrade. (at least that is my best guess)
Early on in this thread I was provided with this fix. I have echoed it at
least twice. (and now three times ;-)
I've got a day job this week, so I will not be able to test this until
this weekend, but I _will_ report my experience with the "correct"
proceedure, even if nobody cares...
> In other words, It Worked Just Fine For Me, which is always a legitimate
> excuse when *YOU'RE* the one offering it.
This is a good reply if you give adequate details of "what I did". Blunt
replies like that seem to imply that the person who claims failure is
lying, which I must consider a rare occasion in fact... Confusion can be
reduced if we all remember that we are all working toward the same goal.
The devil is in the details...
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