The Final Frontier. Upgrading Sarge to Etch
I have 3 Debian installs apart from Kubuntu. Each one was originally installed
from Woody 3.0r2 cdroms. All 3 were upgraded to Sarge which was on testing at
the time (there were a few problems). When Sarge went stable I kept 2 of the
installs on stable, and the 3rd I left on testing, which is my current Etch
install. I've now changed /etc/apt/sources for Etch,to Etch, rather than
testing, as Etch is soon to become stable, and the 2 Sarge installs I'd
changed from stable to Sarge. One Sarge install I'm about to change from
Sarge to Etch, which is the one I'm attempting to upgrade to Etch. This will
I've copied /etc/cache/apt/archives from etch to the sarge install that I'm
going to upgrade, so as to to save a bit of DL time, as I'm on dialup.
I'd love to have a backup of the Sarge install, but have never been quite
sure how to take it . I've read a bit about rdiff, but have never tried it.
Anyway I'm going for it. The main concern is the transition from Xfree86 to
Xorg. I'll just have to see how that goes.
I'll post back in a day or so as to how the upgrade went. I've got 1.4GB of
stuff in the archives, so perhaps the DL time might not be so long.
Be back soon.