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Re: apt slink->potato using cds (long post)

Still a problem (apt-get won't recognize when right cd is in drive).

On Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 08:57:46AM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 02:14:58AM +0000, Brenda J. Butler wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > I have a really slow net connection so upgrading over that
> > is out of the question.
> Basically all the repitition on those CD's is confusing apt. Try just
> using the last two (the 2.2 0a Official ones).

I'm sorry to say this didn't work.  However...

On Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 05:14:36PM +1100, Jeremy Rashbrooke wrote:
>  Howdi,
>  You might want to update /etc/apt/sources.list to point
>  to woody .. and then do an 'apt-get update' .. and then do
>  an 'apt-get install apt' -- whch will grab the new(est) version
>  of apt.  This version may more sensibly handle CDROM
>  based dist-upgrades.
>  Certainly in the past when doing dist-upgrades or other
>  systemish (libc's, large-scale, upgrades) I've found
>  I've had more luck after I've upgraded apt itself .. 
>  Cheers,
>  Jedd.

I have to admit I haven't tried this yet.  I prefer to
try to upgrade off the cds first, however if that
doesn't work I will try this.

On Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 08:03:25PM +1100, Anand Kumria wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 02:43:11AM +0000, Brenda J. Butler wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > On Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 02:14:58AM +0000, Brenda J. Butler wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Oops, I forgot to mention:
> > to do.
> > 
> > So I did try the apt-get -f install, and it didn't make
> > things better because when I tried the apt-get dist-upgrade
> > afterwards (again), it had all the same errors as the first
> > time I tried it.
> You've followed the upgrading instructions in the documentation at
> <URL: http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/sparc/release-notes/ch-upgrading.en.html> and have the right version of dpkg and apt?

Thanks for this info, I downloaded this page and was able to
update my kernel and apt-get and dpkg (and libc).

However, when I try to do the final step:

apt-get dist-upgrade

I still get the message telling me to put disk 1 of potato in
the cdrom drive, even when I have already put that disk there.

I wiped out the /etc/apt/sources.list and /var/state/apt/cdroms.list,
and re-created them (yet) again with apt-cdrom add, and this
problem still exists.  Once again I tried editing the cdroms.list
file by hand but that didn't help (nor make things worse).

I looked in /var/log/messages but no apt-messages there... is
there another place to look for apt failure messages?

Do I really have to download the woody version of apt to make
this work?

Since apt-get install worked on individual packages (kernel-image,
apt, etc), I suppose I could do that for each of the 451 upgraded,
and 69 new packages, but it seems that apt-get dist-upgrade should
be able to do it by itself.

I did try to mount the disks, and look at them.  They seem
fine.  I unmounted again before trying again.

The only thing I can notice is that the /cdrom/.disk/info file
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 0a "Potato" - Official sparc Binary-2 (20000818)
while the apt-get program asks for
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 0a _Potato_ - Official sparc Binary-2 (20000818)

But I assume that the apt-get program identifies the disk by
the cd id number, not the label, so this shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks for your help so far.

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