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Re: AMD64: etch and uploads

"=?utf-8?Q?J=C3=A9r=C3=B4me_Marant?=" <jmarant@free.fr> writes:

> Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:
>> I'm assuming you want this for your normal system and not for a build
>> chroot. Always build packages for upload in a clean environment one
>> last time before upload.
>> So here we go, way 2 (from memory):
>> # Mark all old packages
>> mv /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/lib/dpkg/status~
>> sed 's/Status:/Unofficial: yes\nStatus:/' </var/lib/dpkg/status~ >/var/lib/dpkg/status
>> # reinstall
>> apt-get clean
>> dpkg --get-selections |grep -v deinstall | sed -e 's/\t.*//' \
>> | xargs -n1 apt-get --reinstall install
>> # check output for obsolete or missing packages
>> # optimaly there should be none
>> grep-dctrl -P Unofficial yes -s Package,Version /var/lib/dpkg/status
> Thanks for the tip.
> BTW, are there some risks for it to be destructive? ;-P
> -- 
> Jérôme Marant

If I say no and it fails will you kill me?

There are always risks on updates.


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