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Re: Error while upgrading from Wheezy to Stretch

On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 11:26:20AM -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> According to http://packages.debian.org/pacemaker there is also a
> backport of the stretch version of the package in the jessie-backports
> repository.  So perhaps there is some way to convince the jessie upgrade
> to use the jessie-backports version of this package rather than removing
> it.  But that's beyond my experience.

I totally forgot about backports. Generally, including backports
repositories of the upgrade target (i.e., the suite being upgraded to)
is not a good idea. However, this situation would qualify as extenuating
circumstances. Plus, someone who manages a HA cluster almost certainly
has the skills to deal with the occasional minor hiccup assocaited with
mixing backports into an upgrade.

The only thing I would say is use apt "pinning" to prioritize the
backports repository lower than the other repositories so you don't
accidentally get backports for *everything* that has a backport


Roberto C. Sánchez

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