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Re: updating with aptitude



 Hmm I have done this with one machine and now when it gets to 

 Begin: Waiting for root file system 

 it hangs and says /dev/hda1 does not exist uh oh!!
 
On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 14:48 -0700, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 09:32:38PM +0000, lostson wrote:
> > Hello 
> >  I have a laptop and a desktop machine running sarge. I would like to
> > update them to etch. I am thinking I have heard I can do this with
> > aptitude, is this possible and if so anyone got a links to a good doc?
> > Or can I jsut use my sources list from this machine on the other 2 and
> > do a apt-get update then apt-get upgrade ? Thanks.
> 
> well, I think the standard procedure is to change your sources.list,
> and your default distibution in apt.conf and then apt-get update &&
> apt-get dist-upgrade. but it can be pretty
> ugly.
> 
> I've done it twice taking sarge all the way up to sid and what I did
> was clean up my system first. I apt-get --purge removed any packages I
> wasn't using and then used deborphan to clear out the built-up
> cruft. My theory was the less I had to upgrade the better. Definitely
> back-up well first. In fact, you'd probably be best served to image
> the hwole system first so you can start over from scratch if need be. 
> 
> Overall, it wasn't too bad. In fact, I don't remember any problems in
> my last sarge->sid upgrade. ymmv.
> 
> A
> 
> oh yeah, watch out for the X.org 7.0 stuff. review the list archives
> from the last couple weeks.
> 
> A
> 
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