Potato->woody upgrade fails

John Griffiths john at capmon.com
Fri Nov 8 14:05:01 EST 2002

to the best of my knowledge,

trouble free upgrading can be had via the changes to the sources.list

followed by

apt-get install debconf dpkg apt-utils


apt-get dist-upgrade

when thats done you can browse for a suitable kernel-image and follow the

anyone else have anything to ad?

At 07:01 PM 11/7/02 -0800, Gary Woodman wrote:
>--- Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au> wrote:
>> Sam Couter wrote:
>> > dselect is the recommended front-end to APT. apt-get is a back-end
>> > tool to use the APT library on a low level. It doesn't support all 
>> > of the features that dselect does (Recommends and Suggests, for 
>> > example).
>> But before using dselect, make sure you've got enough RAM, processor 
>> speed and wallclock time.  Due to the nature of the databases used by
>> dselect (basically flat files), just launching and immediately
>> quitting dselect takes about half an hour on eg: 486 with 8Mb RAM
>> apt-get update takes 12 hours on this stupid Industrial PC I've got 
>> which only uses about 1/5th of the 16Mb RAM that's installed).
>> The apt-* tools are much faster than dselect because they don't mess 
>> with building complex dependency/recommendation/suggestion trees.
>That would presumably be why the Release Guide:
>says: "The recommended method for upgrading to Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 is
>using the package management tool dselect. This tool makes safer
>decisions about packages than apt-get."
>Dselect has worked well for me in the past, however, I'm happy to use
>apt-get if it does the job. But I expected that upgrading the whole
>distribution would produce the most complex
>dependency/recommendation/suggestion tree possible. I'm trying to
>follow recommendations, but it did a moist, fruity fart in my lap.
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