Re: upgrading from 0.93R6 to 1.1 beta
Scott Barker writes ("Re: upgrading from 0.93R6 to 1.1 beta"):
> I assume you mean the dpkg in unstable/binary/base, since I couldn't find any
> "upgrades" directory. BTW, is there an ELF version of dpkg? I only saw an
> a.out version.
Yes, there are both a.out and ELF versions. There's been a little bit
of confusion about where they live. I've arranged for the a.out dpkg
to appear in the new `upgrades' directory (which will appear as soon
as the mirrors pick it up), and the ELF dpkg is now in
> > 2. Type `dselect' and go through Access/Update/Select/Install/Remove
> > in order.
> Can dftp be used instead? I'd hate to have to download the whole bloody 1.1
> hierarchy across my 14.4 modem...
You can download just the packages you're going to install. In fact,
if you download just the Packages files and then do all the
selection/deselection in dselect you can see which packages dselect is
going to want to install.
I don't know if dftp (or dpkg-ftp for that matter) support
dependencies and/or pre-dependencies (the latter are required for a
smooth upgrade to the ELF system).