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Old 12-25-2009, 09:30 AM   #1
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Question Opinions on Best Way to upgrade from Lenny/Lenny Backports to Squeeze??


So, just wonderin' before I screw up my nice install

I have several Lenny's on several partitions, along with Ubuntu's, and Slack's too

Now, I wanna upgrade my e17 lenny(with some lenny backport pkgs)
to a full Squeeze system

So, Heres my questions-

1) First, do I have to edit my sources.list and change anything that says lenny
or stable to squeeze/testing?

2) Whats the best way to do this?
apt-get dist-upgrade
aptitude safe-upgrade
aptitude full-upgrade

?

3) and; should I do this after hitting cntrl-alt-f1 and do it from the console?
so no desktop/gdm running etc

so, heres my current sources.list
Code:
#
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free #Added by software-properties

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free #Added by software-properties

##############################################################
##################### UNOFFICIAL  REPOS ######################
##############################################################

###### 3rd Party Binary Repos

#### Debian Backports - http://www.backports.org
## Run this command: gpg --keyserver hkp://subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 16BA136C && gpg --export 16BA136C | apt-key add -
deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free

#### Lenny and a Half - http://wiki.debian.org/LennyAndAHalf
deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian lenny-proposed-updates main

#### The Opera .deb Repository - http://deb.opera.com/
## Run this command: wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | apt-key add -
deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free

deb http://apt.wicd.net lenny extras


### Hag GNU/Linux Repository - Hag related packages
deb http://hag-linux.eu.org/deb/ hag main contrib non-free
deb-src http://hag-linux.eu.org/deb/ hag main contrib non-free

### Hag GNU/Linux Repository - Hag magic packages (configs, styles, etc.)
deb http://hag-linux.eu.org/deb/ hag-magic main contrib non-free
deb-src http://hag-linux.eu.org/deb/ hag-magic main contrib non-free

### Hag GNU/Linux Repository - Hag development packages
deb http://hag-linux.eu.org/deb/ hag-dev main contrib non-free
deb-src http://hag-linux.eu.org/deb/ hag-dev main contrib non-free

# stable repository:
# deb http://deb.grml.org/ grml-stable main
# deb-src http://deb.grml.org/ grml-stable main

# testing/development repository:
# deb http://deb.grml.org/ grml-testing main
# deb-src http://deb.grml.org/ grml-testing main

# Ultimate Edition/Ubuntu 9.04
# deb http://downloadue.info/repo/ jaunty all #Ultamatix Repository

# e17 Repo
deb http://cafelinux.org/Downloads/oz-os tinwoodman main
thanks for the Help
and Merry Christmas everyone!
 
Old 12-25-2009, 10:09 AM   #2
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Code:
sudo aptitude dist-upgrade
lenny to testing in /etc/sources.list.
 
Old 12-25-2009, 10:34 AM   #3
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1) somewhat obviously, yes
2) read the release notes for etch->lenny for some hints. Upgrade aptitude/apt/dpkg first. Then (iirc) hit the kernel. Then do a full-upgrade.
3) Yes, in case graphical services are upgraded and restarted
 
Old 12-25-2009, 07:36 PM   #4
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linus, check at forums.debian (or just believe me): atm there is a bit of trouble when upgrading. perhaps wait a bit.

after changing the sources i usually do
apt-get install apt dpkg aptitude perl
(might be a bit different, im not sure yet), then apt-get upgrade, then apt-get dist-upgrade.

apt-listbugs is a usefull package.

good to hear you got the light shining
 
Old 12-26-2009, 08:37 AM   #5
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linus, check at forums.debian (or just believe me): atm there is a bit of trouble when upgrading. perhaps wait a bit.
yep it seems there are still some residual issues in testing.
 
Old 12-26-2009, 08:47 AM   #6
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well

I did a minimal no x net install of squeeze, thinking to make a live cut
LOL

live-magic doesn't even work in squeeze
nor does the new remastersys pkg for it...
nor do alot of things including splash?

oh well; SqueezeBox will have to wait awhile....

I have now finished the newest 503box "lenny&3/4" with a bad ass fluxbox and e17-svn
chock full of good stuff

Look for post tomorrow about it too
 
Old 12-26-2009, 08:49 AM   #7
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I just did a fresh Testing install yesterday (new hard drive), and my only problem was the speaker being set to "off" .. hours of checking on what alsa packages I needed, moving all possible volume controls, and I just had to show, then check, the speaker switch. So no real issues here.
 
Old 12-26-2009, 09:44 AM   #8
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I just did a fresh Testing install yesterday (new hard drive), and my only problem was the speaker being set to "off" .. hours of checking on what alsa packages I needed, moving all possible volume controls, and I just had to show, then check, the speaker switch. So no real issues here.
that's not uncommon with alsa. and not just on debian.
 
  


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