upgrade from 9.04 - 9.10: the most broken Ubuntu / Debian upgrade I have ever experienced

Shentino shentino at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 16:38:35 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 7:22 AM, Paul Smith <paul at mad-scientist.us> wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 16:37 +0200, Davyd McColl wrote:
> > I'll try keep it short, because this mail doesn't contain anything
> > particularly constructive
> Hi Davyd.  I'm sorry you had such a bad experience.  I've done one fresh
> install and two upgrades from 9.04 to 9.10, and I've not had any
> problems with any of them so far (and these are not simple systems: my
> two upgrade systems both use nVidia cards with proprietary drivers and
> dual monitor support, I have a lot of *-dev etc. packages installed on
> both of them, some PPA packages, etc. etc.)  There are also another 5-6
> people at my office who did upgrades and I didn't hear any problems
> there either (and I would definitely hear about it).
> One thing I was sure to do was make sure all my packages on 9.04 were up
> to date and I had performed any system reboots required before I started
> the upgrade.

IMHO, if this IS a cause of problems, then it sounds like a good thing to be
covered by
sanity checking code in dist-upgrade.

Naturally I don't know all the details, so take my comment with a grain of
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