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Old 12-09-2008, 05:51 PM   #1
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LXer: HowTo upgrade from Debian Etch to Lenny

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Debian Lenny’s release is getting closer and closer and many people will want to upgrade their Etch servers to Lenny, maybe even before Lenny is declared stable (at RC1 at this time). Even people that don’t want to upgrade to lenny might find some useful information in this post ;-) ...

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Isn't that the same way that it's always been done? Apart from the aptitude commands which are relatively new.
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That's always been the theory, but it's good to be cautious. The upgrade from Sarge to Etch was a bear for some people because of the XFree86 to Xorg conversion. Now is the time to do the conversion. Beat the rush.

Replacing aptitude first as demonstrated in the article is a very good idea. If you encounter an error during the "full-upgrade," and there are several common ones being reported; remove/purge the application causing the error, then "aptitude install -f"


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