Bug#608022: make it clear that only upgrades from lenny are supported
Witold Baryluk wrote:
> On 12-26 13:53, Julien Cristau wrote:
>> Upgrades skipping one release are not, and have never been, supported.
> But on http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/i386/release-notes/ch-upgrading.en.html
> there is no explicit reference to etch, few times there is mention about
> lenny, but only as starting assumption, to simplify text.
> This chapter is even titled "Upgrades from previous releases"
> (plural), suggesting it is supported somehow.
Chapter 1 "Introduction" says:
Please note that we only support and document upgrading from the
previous release of Debian (in this case, the upgrade from 5.0).
If you need to upgrade from older releases, we suggest you read
previous editions of the release notes and upgrade to 5.0 first.
But Chapter 4 "Upgrades from previous releases" only says:
4.1. Preparing for the upgrade
We suggest that before upgrading you also read the information
in Chapter 5, Issues to be aware of for squeeze. That chapter
covers potential issues not directly related to the upgrade
process but which could still be important to know about before
4.2. Checking system status
The upgrade process described in this chapter has been designed
for upgrades from “pure” lenny systems without third-party
packages. For the greatest reliability of the upgrade process,
you may wish to remove third-party packages from your system
before you begin upgrading.
This procedure also assumes your system has been updated to the
latest point release of lenny. If you have not done this or are
unsure, follow the instructions in Section A.1, “Upgrading your
Perhaps this should make explicit (between the two paragraphs of 4.2)
It is not suggested to skip major Debian releases when upgrading
between stable releases.
and the chapter be retitled to something like "Upgrades from lenny".
Other possible improvements?