dist-upgrade with aptitude from sarge to etch is problematic
Although I like aptitude and I advocated its use, I have to admit I have
been using etch aptitude recently. I am now a bit cautious about it.
I have to admit upgrading from sarge stable to etch using sarge iversion
of aptitude is a problematic as describerd in Bug#401317 if your system
has many packages installed. Basically, you can do it but it require
too much human interventions unless some well guided procedure is
I still think the current method is not so nice.
So wait for the release note to be updated or check how this bug is
updated :-) If I find a good way, I will add to the bug report.