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Bug#608022: [PATCH v2 1/2] Recommend against direct upgrades from releases older than lenny

From: Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>

The introductory chapter already mentions that skipping a major
release is not supported but it is easy to miss.  Repeat the advice
in the Upgrades chapter.

Fixes: http://bugs.debian.org/608022
Requested-by: Witold Baryluk <baryluk@smp.if.uj.edu.pl>
Signed-off-by: Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
Acked-by: Adam D. Barratt <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
Adam, I carried over your ack; I hope that's okay.

 en/upgrading.dbk |    7 +++++++
 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/en/upgrading.dbk b/en/upgrading.dbk
index 06fc6a8..2f70883 100644
--- a/en/upgrading.dbk
+++ b/en/upgrading.dbk
@@ -277,6 +277,13 @@ upgrade process, you may wish to remove third-party packages from your system
 before you begin upgrading.
+Direct upgrades from Debian releases older than &oldrelease; (&oldreleasename;)
+are not supported.
+Please follow the instructions in the <ulink
+Notes for &debian; &oldrelease;</ulink> to upgrade to &oldrelease; first.
 This procedure also assumes your system has been updated to the latest point
 release of &oldreleasename;.  If you have not done this or are unsure, follow the
 instructions in <xref linkend="old-upgrade"/>.

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