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Re: Upgrading to Etch

On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 14:09 -0700, cls@truffula.sj.ca.us wrote:
> There's a little more to it.  Between sarge and etch
> we replace devfs with udev.  You need to install udev and hal
> while still on sarge.  You need to install an etch
> linux-image and make an initrd.img with the new tools.
> If you do it in the wrong order your system is unbootable.
> No fun if it's far away in colocation.

I don't have hal or udev on my colocated servers, and I was able to test
an upgrade to Etch without adding them.  Additionally the dist-upgrade
didn't add them and the test server survived fine.  What makes you think
that udev and hal are required?

-Jim P.

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