Re: Upgrading from Debian 6.0 LTS to 7
On Sat, 2016-02-20 at 23:37 +0100, Jan Ingvoldstad wrote:
> On 2016-02-20 20:46, Miroslav Skoric wrote:
> > Probably it would be enough to do the following: at first to update as
> > much as possible with the actual "squeeze-lts" entry, following by
> > changing all "squeeze-lts" and "squeeze" entries to "wheezy" and
> > update/upgrade it again in some way of a 'safe upgrade' (there is some
> > syntax on the web how to do that, and that step will upgrade only the
> > kernel parts of the system), and finally to do full upgrade again (all
> > the rest packages in the system).
> For upgrading _to_ squeeze, I believe the recommendation was to apt-get
> update && apt-get install linux-image... etc. as one of the earliest
> steps, probably due to udev and initrd finicky bits.
> For the systems I've upgraded from squeeze to wheezy, I've essentially
> followed the bog standard instructions:
> Commented out the squeeze-lts entry, and added wheezy entries:
> deb http://ftp.no.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
> deb-src http://ftp.no.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
> deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
> deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
> deb http://ftp.no.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
> deb-src http://ftp.no.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib
> After that:
> apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
> Pay attention to any errors and warnings, and if successful, followup with:
> apt-get dist-upgrade
> However, the devil is in the details of "pay attention".
> One system failed to update initrd and also failed to install Grub 2
> properly, which resulted in an unbootable system. Using a Wheezy USB
> disk in rescue mode solved that quickly enough.
> Additionally, pay very close attention to all config files that are
> changed; several of these need a bit of manual editing to get services
> back up and running.
This is the approach I took and all went well, except for a few packages
that I needed to install manually and a message from mysql "Could not
perform immediate configuration on 'mysql-server-5.5"
Which I had to install manually with it's dependencies.
Thanks for the help guys.