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Re: to woody from potato, some advices...

On Fri, Feb 15, 2002 at 01:10:11PM -0500, Scott Henson wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-02-14 at 21:35, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 04:16:04PM -0500, Scott Henson wrote:
> > > Is there a script or something for doing this automagically?
> > 
> > * Edit /etc/apt/sources.list
> > * dselect update (or apt-get update)
> > * apt-get install apt dpkg
> > * apt-get dist-upgrade
> > 
> > It hardly seems worth scripting ...?
> Well its not just doing that, its also fixing many of the problems that
> come along with a dist-upgrade.  Also having the documentation in that
> package would be nice.  Along with having a place to file bugs for
> general upgrade problems.  That way problems relating to the upgrade
> could be tracked and possibly have fixes included in the scripts, or
> just state it in the documentation.  I think it would be worth having
> something like that to make the upgrades between dists easier on non
> technical users.  Its just my opinion.  

As I stated in a different thread, what you stated above is not what any
separate upgrade script nor any install instruction should be doing.
Upgrade shall proceed flawlessly once Debian reaches next release.

Until then "testing" is testing.  Just have to know how to handle
glitches.  It is still easier than compiling from the source.

Upgrade script, like one I posted[*1], is only useful as an explanation
of upgrade process involved.  This does more than what Colin suggested
in the above instruction, i.e., it does set up /etc/apt/preferences and
/etc/apt/sources.list with my joke "sed" script and "apt-setup" command.

I think what really is needed is improved "apt-setup" command which can
chose stable/testing/unstable source and set up /etc/apt/preferences
with a reasonable default.

[*1] http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/quick-reference/examples/go-woody
or   http://qref.sf.net/quick/examples/go-woody
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