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Old 07-20-2005, 01:59 AM   #1
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2005LE upgrade with 2005.1 (2006?)

I downloaded the 3 CDs from the UIO mirror and inst'd in hdb, no sweat.
Now I have 2005 in hda and 2006 in hdb, and I have three questions:

1- "install" offers you the possibility of upgrading 2005. I "checked" the clean install, but I wonder if it would be possible to upgrade only Gnome 2.8 to 2.10 from the CDs, and from which CD,if only in one.

2- I "urpmied" 2006 (or 2005.1),and tried to "drak" apt: it was there (cnc6), in the names' list, but it took it forever and back to decide, after fidgeting with the sources, that there was a dependency , some, that could'nt be solved. Any hint?

3- I was in a hurry and only tiptoed thru the basics. First surprise: in any folder, only subfolders look normal: all files are "grayed" out and can't be opened. Any other hint?

Old 07-20-2005, 02:21 AM   #2
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Apt is not well supported in Mandriva because they already have something that works quite well, urpmi. Also if using the CDs, you can't just upgrade certain packages, the install process upgrades the whole system. If you need to upgrade GNOME and a few select packages, then configure urpmi sources for 2005.1 (or cooker) and then manually select the packages you want to be upgraded in rpmdrake (you may still find that it installs newer versions of packages that you may not have wanted to upgrade due to dependency issues).


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