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Re: upgrading from Potato to Woody, was Glib Question

I am new to Debian. Just succeeded in getting up one Potato, with help from 
this list.

I have been running a RH7.2 with a RH6.2 on the same subnet. I have turned 
the RH6.2 into a Potato. I just found out that a 2.2 Linux serving a 2.4 
Linux NSF in Debian has problems - and I haven't found an answer yet. Other 
things like USB mass storage, wireless stuff also live in 2.4.

Why I installed Potato instead of Woody is so much water under the bridge - 
being a newbie, I wanted to make sure I reach stability on all previous 
functions, relying on the assumption that any problem I encounter is not due 
to some bug in Debian. Those functions are far from exotic. The Potato is 
just a small web server now.  So I wonder whether I should upgrade to Woody 
now, after having just gotten Potato running, instead of tryinig to solve the 
2.2-2.4 compatability problem(s)? The eventual goal is to turn the RH7.2 into 
a Woody also, but one potato at a time. Any known  RH7.2/Woody 
incompatibility issues?

And does anybody recommend just upgrading the kernel to 2.4 (deprecated by 
Debian) instead of going to Woody?

What's the cost of one Woody, after having paid one uneaten dinner and one 
sleepless night over one Potato?


On Sunday 30 June 2002 09:06 pm, Matthew Dalton wrote:
> Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > 
> > On Sun, Jun 30, 2002 at 11:02:16AM -0700, Larry Smith wrote:
> > > I run Potato, which installs with glib 1.2.
> > >
> > > I notice that recently made applications require newer glibs, such as
> > > glib 2.x
> > >
> > > Is it possible to update the glib version on Potato, or must I update
> > > my entire operating system?
> > >
> > > If an update is available in Potato, would doing so screw up utilities
> > > that expect the older glib?
> > >
> > > How does one upgrade a glib, given that some many system functions
> > > depend upon it?
> > 
> > At  this stage, woody is deep freeze.  Unless you are running production
> > server, woody is stable as hell for console applications such as gcc and
> > much newer.
> > 
> > See my below document for details od upgrade or see new installmanual
> > for debian woody.  It automatically upgrade to newer glibc.  This ease
> > of upgrade is THE best thing on Debian.
> You're confusing the original question. Larry was not asking about
> glibc, but rather glib, which is a tool library with implementations of
> various abstract data types (lists, hashes etc). It is one of the main
> dependencies of the GTK toolkit.
> Larry - to answer the original question: It is possible to upgrade the
> glib version on Potato, but glib2.0 is not available as a binary package
> on Potato. It shouldn't be a problem to compile the libglib2.0 sources
> from testing or unstable though, and it shouldn't conflict with your
> existing libglib1.2 either.
> However, if you are upgrading glib as the first step in upgrading your
> whole Gnome environment, you'd be much better off just upgrading your
> whole system from Potato to Woody. It would be both quicker and easier
> in the long run. (okay, *now* you can read Osamu's debian reference :)
> Matthew
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