Bug#608022: [PATCH v2 1/2] Recommend against direct upgrades from releases older than lenny
From: Julien Cristau <email@example.com>
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.
Requested-by: Witold Baryluk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Julien Cristau <email@example.com>
Acked-by: Adam D. Barratt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <email@example.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
@@ -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"/>.