Re: sarge->etch upgrade hits dependency hell
On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 04:50:34PM -0500, Douglas Tutty wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 02:49:57PM -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > After failing to reconstitute my etch system (details abundantly
> > available on this mailing list a few months ago), I wiped its partition
> > and tried to install etch form scratch using installer release candidate
> > one, only to find that lilo crashed when it was trying to make the
> > system bootable (installation report has been submitted).
> > So my next attempt was to copy the still-running sarge system I have on
> > another partition into my etch partition, and to try to upgrade the copy
> > to etch by changing /etc/apt/sources to read 'etch' where the old one
> > reads 'sarge', starting aptitude, and upgrading.
> Hi Hendrik,
> It would have been easier (and still may be) to fix the boot loader
> thing on etch than what you've tried.
> When I installed Etch (pre RC1), grub didn't get installed. I rebooted
> the installer in rescue mode and installed grub from there and it
> worked. You could try that with lilo or switch to grub.
> As far as upgrading, if you check the release notes you'll see that you
> have to upgrade aptitude before you do anything else.
I tried that, and got a *huge* raft of proposed deletions -- just from
asking for aptitude to be upgraded.
> Read the whole
> release notes and see if anything else is applicable to your situation.
I should have done that, too.