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Re: upgrade to Wheezy fails with aptitude

On Mon, 2 Apr 2012, Andrei POPESCU wrote:

I don't understand what you mean here, could you please elaborate?

  Yes I can...

  All the discussion started about the following sentence in section 4.4.6
  of the Squeeze Release Notes:

      The upgrade process for other releases recommended the use of
      aptitude for the upgrade.

  Some people said that as the past tense was used, the recommendation
  to use aptitude for upgrade to older releases was no more valid.
  The section 4.2 of the same document clearly shows that this is not true:


     Please follow the instructions in the Release Notes for Debian
     GNU/Linux 5.0 to upgrade to 5.0 first.

  And in the Release Notes for Debian 5.0, section 4.5, you find:


     The recommended way to upgrade from previous Debian GNU/Linux releases
     is to use the package management tool aptitude.

I hope this is clear enough.
Pierre Frenkiel

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