Upgrade report: woody->sarge
I just finished an upgrade from woody to sarge and Debian prooved again that
it is a very robust system. In total it took arround 2 hours and apart from
one major glitch it was very smooth and running the upgrade was comfortable.
The woody system contained already some backports from backports.org and KDE
3.2.2 from kde.org.
The major glitch I saw, that after setting sources.list to testing and running
Then I got very soon the major glitch
849 packages upgraded, 237 newly installed, 26 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
39 packages not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/626MB of archives. After unpacking 431MB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
/usr/bin/perl: relocation error: /usr/lib/perl5/auto/Text/Iconv/Iconv.so: un
defined symbol: Perl_Gthr_key_ptr
Then I started upgrading libc6 and perl with dpkg -i <list of packetnames>
dpkg told me the missing packages. I was quite happy that that worked out for
me, but there might be some users which can't do that. Could anybody look
into that glitch in more detail?
I uploaded the transscript to
(please note, not all parts are included, I switched to the console because I
feared that X or KDE break eventually. But it did not happen....that was
The console transscript is
There is also some part missing when I accidentailly continued the upgrade in
the wrong xterm (but this is only a relatively boring part after the major
problem was fixed).
After I managed to get this worked out, I sometimes got conflicts of files
which are in two packets. Rerunning apt-get -f dist-upgrade solved that
Another issue was that I did find installation manuals for sarge but not
Hope that helps sarge along its way...
Thanks for the excellent system,