Re: upgrading from 0.93R6 to 1.1 beta
Scott> I assume you mean the dpkg in unstable/binary/base, since I
Scott> couldn't find any "upgrades" directory. BTW, is there an ELF version
Scott> of dpkg? I only saw an a.out version.
Yes, in debian/project/experimental
Scott> Can dftp be used instead? I'd hate to have to download the whole
Scott> bloody 1.1 hierarchy across my 14.4 modem...
Try the dpkg-ftp method, an add-on tp dselect, by Andy Guy. If it fails, you
can harass him with a local phone in Calgary :-)
Scott> I assume I'll need a kernel with both ELF and a.out capability, but
Scott> I understand there are a *lot* of interdependencies with the new ELF
Scott> libraries, etc.
dpkg takes care of that. You need access to what you find in
Scott> Also, is it necessary to upgrade the whole system to ELF, or can
Scott> libc and such be upgraded while retaining the ability to run a.out
Very much so. You can all but two Elf progs on your box. Compile aout and
elf, just as you wish.
Dirk Eddelb"uttel http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/~edd