[Trilug-ontopic] apt-get broken again on my debian box
aaron at schrab.com
Wed Apr 25 16:15:11 EDT 2012
At 15:53 -0400 25 Apr 2012, Greg Brown <gwbrown1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>Looks like I missed the boat to do an apt-get dist-upgrade (which is what
>I'm trying to do in order to upgrade to the latest distribution). The
>machine isn't right in front of me so setting this up to be able to
>dist-upgrade remotely would be preferred. I'll poke around and see what I
>can get working.
Since your sources.list file is explicitly referring to lenny, you'll
need to update that to either refer to the "stable" release (which would
cause the machine to automatically switch to following the next stable
release when that happens) or to "squeeze" which is the codename for the
current stable release. That will allow you to fetch updated package
lists and do a dist-upgrade. This would have been necessary even before
support for lenny was dropped.
But, I'd advise looking at the release notes for squeeze before doing
the upgrade. IIRC, it advises specifically updating a few key packages
before running dist-upgrade to do the majority of the upgrade, to help
avoid some problems.
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