[clug] Migrating from Ubuntu dapper to Debian etch

Tony Lewis gnutered at yahoo.com.au
Thu Aug 9 15:46:19 GMT 2007

Tony Lewis wrote:
> I aim to try it tonight in a VMware instance, but am tight on time, so am after any heads ups.

Thanks for some off-list help - appreciated.

I am having problems with packages not removing their config files 
during the dist-upgrade.  Case in point: dapper/udev has rules in 
/etc/udev/rules.d/85-hdparm.rules and etch/udev has the same in 
/etc/udev/hdparm.rules.  Upgrading from dapper to etch leaves the 
85-hdparm.rules file.

Is this policy for package upgrades?  I realise that for *removing* 
packages Debian tends to leave the config files there, unless you 
--purge.  What's the best way to handle this as part of an upgrade?


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