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Old 02-19-2006, 06:35 PM   #1
dj_dubbbz
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How to continue configuration of apt-get dist-upgrade


I was running apt-get dist-upgrade to upgrade from Sarge to Sid, and I forgot to stop gdm first. I got to a point in the config/install where I had to cancel the configuration because gdm was running. The dialog said I could run a command to continue the configuration later, but I can't remember it and google's been no help either. Any ideas?
 
Old 02-19-2006, 08:56 PM   #2
rickh
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I would just restart the dist-upgrade, although I think I would upgrade to testing first, then Sid. Don't know why gdm running should force cancellation of the upgrade. Occasionally, a dist-upgrade asks me if I want to stop/restart an application, and I always answer 'Y'
 
Old 02-19-2006, 09:31 PM   #3
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You have to notice that going from Sarge to Sid is a big leap.

First you need to change from Xfree86 to Xorg. Once done this update, you need to upgrade the core packages. If you do just dist-upgrade you risk to have problems with some unmet dependencies and at some point crash your system due to the huge quantity of packages that need to be upgraded. I did once like you and I managed to crash Sarge.

By the way if dist-upgrade has not finished properly, chances are that the packages that were installed before the cancel were not properly configured.

At this point your best bet is to uninstall the packages that are giving you problems and then start again the upgrade gradually. But don't reboot the system, if you do that your system could be in a state that will force you to reinstall Sarge.
 
Old 02-19-2006, 11:06 PM   #4
dj_dubbbz
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I used dpkg-reconfigure --all to get it to finish the installation. After it finished, I read victorh's post and realized I shouldnt've upgraded the way I did(doh). I've got all kinds of stuff messed up now, and I think I'm going to do a clean install. Thanks anyway.
 
Old 02-19-2006, 11:17 PM   #5
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Well dj_dubbbz, this is how you learn Linux, don't worry and keep trying. When you upgrade to Sid you'll not regret it at all. It has the bleeding edge packages and IMHO "quite stable".
 
Old 02-19-2006, 11:19 PM   #6
dj_dubbbz
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Yeah, most of wha I've read about Sid says it's rather stable. If you wouldn't mind looking, I've started a new thread with a few questions about a new install.
 
  


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