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Re: [solved?] Can't Upgrade to Buster

On Sun, Jul 07, 2019 at 12:05:30PM -0500, Mark Allums wrote:
> On 7/7/19 9:42 AM, Brad Rogers wrote:
> >On Sun, 7 Jul 2019 08:44:52 -0500
> >Mark Allums <mark@allums.email> wrote:
> >
> >Hello Mark,
> >>I am not exactly sure why you are concerned about "mixed repos".
> >
> >Personally, I'm not.  However, the nature of your questions indicated to
> >me that you aren't entirely at home fiddling with this stuff.  I stress;
> >to me.  It also seems I may have come to the wrong conclusion about your
> >capabilities in this area.  My apologies.
> No problem. I am experienced, but I don't subscribe to all the
> mailing lists.  I'm no guru.
> >
> >Having a mixture of stable and testing under certain circumstances can
> >be a recipe for disaster.  Check the list archives; there are quite a
> >few examples of people getting into a mess when mixing repos in this way.
> >
> Generally updates to discrete packages and sets of packages are
> okay.  I am careful about system packages.  E.g., I would update VLC
> or LibreOffice, but not systemd.

Take into account that one of those might want to pull in a new libc (the
installer will make a lot of noise then :-)

That's where the real fun starts...

-- t

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