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Re: Upgrading Debian

Yea, verily, I say unto you that on this date (Sat, 8 May 2004 14:10:52
+1200) cr <cr@orcon.net.nz> did appear within my Magick Viewing Screen
and, being somewhat pleasantly supplicatory, did polemicize thusly:

> Yes, sitting behind a 56k modem (or a 28k which is what I'm stuck with
> when line noise sets in!), a major upgrade of several packages is
> really only practical off CD's.    

This turns out not to be the case unless you are billed by the minute. 
I recently blew away my system (for something to do, OK?) and
re-installed everything starting with a Libranet 1.9.1 CD containing
mostly potato.  Stripping, updating to the newest stable, then testing,
then to unstable and getting the several other programs I need which
weren't included on the original CD took <about> 35-38 hours on 56k
dialup. I did it in several bouts across several successive nights and
everything has come off without a hitch.  (well, except that I am now
back to the 2.4.3 kernel and still haven't addressed that)

Cybe R. Wizard -wow, everything's /so/ glossy now!
Unofficial "Wizard of Odds," A.H.P.
Original PORG "Water Wizard," R.P.
"Wize(ned) Wizard," A.P.F-P-Y.
Barely Tolerated Wizard, A.J.L & A.A.L

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