Re: New upgrade report, potato to woody.
On Sun, 24 Feb 2002, Thom May wrote:
> * Dale Scheetz (email@example.com) wrote :
> > OK, I've finally completed my second attempt at a smooth potato upgrade to
> > woody. Things went much better this time, but there are still some slight
> > gotcha's that will need to be detailed in the upgrade notes.
> > 1. I highly recomment doing a 'dpkg -l >old-packages.list' before the
> > upgrade.
> is this not what 'dpkg --get-selections >old-packages.list' is for? ( the benefit of that is
No, not in this case. A readable list of packages is the only way I know
how to compare my end result with my starting position.
> you can just feed the list back to dpkg using 'dpkg --set-selections <
> old-packages.list' afterwards.
If that were what I wanted then yes this would be reasonable. I'm only
looking for a check list, not automatic correction.
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