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Re: Bug#396331: upgrade-reports: sarge to etch removes kernels

On 10/31/06, Ryan Finnie <ryan@finnie.org> wrote:
On 10/31/06, Ryan Finnie <ryan@finnie.org> wrote:
> The etch libc6 Conflicts: initrd-tools (<<, however the etch
> initrd-tools *IS*  So yeah, there is a problem (supposedly
> fixed in sid) with conflict resolution.  As it turns out, you can
> continue to use 2.6.8 on an etch machine, as long as you keep hotplug
> and don't install udev.

Excuse me, it seems this only happens when you do "aptitude -f install
aptitude" (as the release notes suggest) (actually, it'll happen when
you install anything that depends on libc6).  "aptitude -f
dist-upgrade" alone, using sarge's aptitude, tries to remove all

Gah.  Sorry, that was supposed to be:

 "aptitude -f dist-upgrade" alone, using sarge's aptitude, DOESN'T
try to remove all kernels.

So, my original bug report was wrong.  A straight aptitude
dist-upgrade doesn't remove kernels.  However, trying to update
aptitude itself does.  So the release notes should probably either
drop the part about recommending updating aptitude itself first, or it
should mention the initrd-tools/aptitude/dist-upgrade dance I said in
my last email.

Ryan Finnie

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