On Mon, 2006-11-20 at 08:13 +1000, Simon Wong wrote: > On Sun, 2006-11-19 at 19:13 +1100, Richard Neal wrote: > > Trust me don't bother, yes I did get it finally installed via the net > > update procedure but for reasons unknown to me some things didn't get > > installed (like the kernel). > > Despite the improvements in GUI tools I would not trust an upgrade fully > with a graphical desktop. > > Drop to single user mode (sudo init 1) or at least logout of gnome and > switch to a console then change your sources (backup the Dapper one), > apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade. The dist-upgrade command should be a lot more robust than a 'dist-upgrade' - it is expressly designed to deal with the issues that occur when switching from release to release, and has significantly smarter package-selection logic than apt/aptitude for this case. That said, yes - it can be a problem if the gui fails during upgrade, and the next version of the upgrader will run the upgrade engine detached, so that if the gui dies, no interruption to the upgrade occurs. -Rob -- GPG key available at: <http://www.robertcollins.net/keys.txt>.
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