Re: Instructions for upgrading from Etch to Lenny?
On 2008-12-17 20:14 +0100, Robert Hodgins wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-12-17 at 13:57 -0500, Rick Thomas wrote:
>> Are there step-by-step instructions somewhere for doing a dist-
>> upgrade from Etch (current stable) to Lenny (soon-to-be stable)?
>> I'll be glad to RTFM if somebody can point me to the right FM...
> Googling etch lenny upgrade gives ~143,000 hits.
It's not unlikely that Rick actually looked at some of these, and
probably a bad sign that nothing even close to an official upgrade guide
seems to exist yet. :-(
> This one is recent:
Seems to be okay, if terse. One caveat, though: it has been reported
several times (and I could reproduce it) that the "aptitude full-upgrade"
step will remove all the X.Org video drivers if you accept aptitude's
first suggestion, see http://bugs.debian.org/502285 for instance.
Therefore I recommend to let aptitude try different solutions until it
finds one that does not remove too many packages.