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
> 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.