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Re: Upgrading Debian



In article <200405080258.i482wIow019116@dbmail-mx3.orcon.co.nz>, on Sat,
08 May 2004 15:06:26 +1200, cr wrote:

> Rather more significantly, I only have one telephone line - so when my 
> computer's on line, phone ain't working.

Same here.  The Potato (stable) to Woody (testing) dist-upgrade took me
around 40 hours.  I, too, as another poster noted, try to keep reasonably
up to date since.  I find upgrades now take much less time, with the
occasional 6-hour overnight blast.

> *And* I can never guarantee the 
> line won't drop for some reason, so leaving the thing running overnight isn't 
> really a solution.

In my experience, this isn't important.  Packages already downloaded
are waiting in the cache and partial downloads are resumed at the point of
failure.

> So, for me, spending a few bucks to get the CD's posted to me is much less 
> hassle and takes much less of my time.

For us 56k types, CD-ROMs are a wonderful thing.



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