[kwlug-disc] is it just me, or is debian package management painful?
kb at 2bits.com
Thu Aug 13 20:36:24 EDT 2009
If the repositories for all the previous versions are available, then it is
Ubuntu for example, makes the repositories for unsupported releases
by apt, so it is hard to do online. But, if you have CDs, or Debian keeps
then I would give that a try before doing the more drastic method.
On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 8:29 PM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Aug 2009, L.D. Paniak wrote:
> > First thing you should do is update your Debian install 5.0 (Lenny). 3.1
> > (Sarge) has been obsolete for quite a while now. I doubt that your
> > Sarge can be updated in place without breaking it badly.
> i already assumed that that size of upgrade would cause massive
> breakage. but does debian upgrade have the ability to let me upgrade
> from, say, 3.1 to 3.2? fix breakage. 3.2 to 3.3. etc, etc. it
> would actually be trememdously useful for me to be able to do that,
> even if it takes a little longer.
> Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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