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

kkissling kkissling at linuxnewmedia.de
Wed Nov 4 07:58:38 UTC 2009

Davyd McColl schrieb folgendes am 03.11.2009 15:37:

Hi Davyd,
> 2) When I finally got the process started, there were several (read 10+)
> rounds of the following:
>   apt-get dist-upgrade
>    [apt breaks because of package dependencies or other issues, such as the
> config script for a package failing]
>   apt-get install -f
>    [lather, rinse, repeat]
I made the same experience several times in the past. Sometimes even 
"apt-get install -f" failed and I had to manually uninstall certain 
packages in order to move on. So what I learned from this experience is 
to always use the official way of upgrading. It always worked well, but 
its of cause not the best possible solution if you prefer the commandline :/


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