Hi, On Tuesday 16 October 2007 14:26, RalfGesellensetter wrote: > Upgrading to Etch (SLX 3.0) is due, now. I see 2.5 ways to do so: > 1. aptitude/apt-get dist-upgrade aptitude is recommended, apt-get is legacy :-) > Today, I started trying option 1. according to > http://wiki.skolelinux.no/DebianEdu/Documentation/Etch/Upgrades > This path turned out to be > - non-working (dependencies got broken as can be guessed from here: > http://paste.debian.net/39847 - "840 upgraded, 408 newly installed, > 73 to remove and 3 not upgraded. Need to get 1208MB of archives." Thanks for the paste.d.-URL. You used "apt-get dist-upgrade". I usually do my upgrades (between distributions) with "apt-get upgrade ; apt-get dist-upgrade"... (*) Looking at the list of removed packages, I dont see many showstoppers though: The following packages will be REMOVED: akode base-config celestia cfengine cupsys-driver-gimpprint-data grass gtkmorph hotplug jackd k3d kdelibs-bin kdelibs4 kdevelop3 kdevelop3-data kdevelop3-plugins kmessedwords konq-speaker kudzu kvlc libarts1 libboost-python1.32.0 libesd0 libestools1.2c102 libexif-gtk4 libgc1 libgdal1 libgeos2 libgrass libhk-classes6 libhk-kdeclasses6 libid3-3.8.3 libkcal2a libkdeedu1 libkdenetwork2 libkdepim1 libkleopatra0a libmimelib1a libmodplug0 libmusicbrainz4 libmyspell3 libnewt0.51 libnfsidmap1 libopenexr2 libqt3c102-mt libsigc++-2.0-0 libstlport4.6 libtag1 libtidy0 libtse3-0.2.7 libtunepimp2 libwpd8 libwv2-1 mozilla-firefox-locale-it mozilla-locale-de-at netkit-inetd ntp-server odbcinst1 okle openoffice.org-bin openoffice.org-debian-files openoffice.org-l10n-en openoffice.org-mimelnk python-qt3 python2.3 python2.3-gtk2 python2.3-imaging python2.3-numeric python2.3-qt3 python2.3-sip4-qt3 python2.3-tk qgis xfree86-common xserver-common Most if not all are libraries, which have a newer package name, the only one I spot, which isnt is celeastia, which isn't even in oldstable, but only in unstable. Did you have any other sources.list lines (or packages installed manually) from other sources than debian-edu sarge? But I really think you should/could have upgraded that machine the way you started. > - I even tried tasksel (which might be a hint), but I feel that > upgrading the system without any Debian mirror is nonsense. I'm a happy camper with squid. > As for option 2, I wonder if there is any boot options to prevent Grub > from being used? Does usplash work with lilo as well? Should work, I dunno if it's supported (as in "works out of the box") in etch though. regards, Holger (*) yes, I should also get around to use aptitude everywhere...
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