[clug] Dist-upgrade woes - was Re: Advice request on upgrade to Debian Squeeze local mirrors?
felix.karpfen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 23:56:44 MDT 2011
On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 09:41:00 +1100, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:44:37 +0000 (UTC) Felix Karpfen wrote:
>> We were both wrong; but you were closer.
> Don't matter how much you miss a target by, a bad shot is a bad shot ;-p
> (I was just wrong)
> <snipped in case length is why the dog ate half my last post>
Your posts all made it (to my newsreader); my last posting made it to
"gmane.org" and from thence to the CLUG list; but not back to my
newsreader. I have now set up an alternative route to "gmane.org" via
"Google Reader"; so I will know what failed to arrive and at what point.
>> When the dist-upgrade started, my CD drive was called /dev/hdc. The
>> entry in my /etc/fstab reads:
>> /dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 auto ro,user,noauto 0 0
>> There is a sym-link from /media/cdrom0 to /cdrom;
> My relevant /dev entries after a dist-upgrade:-
> **lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Mar 25 09:03 cdrom -> sr0**
> So it shouldn't matter.... else try adding a sym link as suggested by
> David. There's also a remount option, but I've not tried it under these
There are no entries in my /dev directory that match the above - possibly
because of the uncompleted "dist-upgrade". My sym-link (/cdrom -> /media/
cdrom0) remained unchanged.
>> At least I was able to do a clean shutdown this time.
> Sorry I don't have a simple solution - I'm still going to wait until the
> end of Lenny's Security updates before moving my main work machines to
The end-product of the failed dist-upgrade may be beyond my repair-
abilities. But it led to the discovery of "reportbug" package/routine.
This is the official channel for communicating with the Debian package
maintainers. I sent a brief summary of my woes and scored preliminary
replies direct from 2 maintainers within 4 hours of posting my story.
I will not weary the CLUG list with the details. If you are interested, I
can send to you direct the copies of my answers to their replies. But it
might be better to wait until the full story has unfolded.
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