Etch migration

Kai Hendry hendry at
Tue Apr 4 07:24:08 BST 2006

On 2006-04-04T07:40+0200 Marco Cabizza wrote:
> > Perhaps if I upgraded etch to unstable? Then switched to dapper?
> Still not great. The problem hides at the basement, and it's called
> libc6. The base C library is the source for (in)compatibility for most
> packages of the base system. Moreover - I'm a Debian user - whenever I
> have to port debs from Ubuntu to Debian I have to patch them because
> Ubuntu started integrating Launchpad, say, for GNOME packages, and maybe
> other X.Y-0ubuntuZ dependencies which break with Debian.

This is interesting. Could you please explain the patching process? I
use Debian as my core system, though I still want to compile / package
for the Ubuntu platform.

I don't see how "Launchpad integration with Gnome packages" messes up

> And "clean install" is not for losers, a server ubuntu setup may surely
> help. You don't even have to _totally_ format your partition (I rarely
> do).

Where did the sense of humour go here on this list? 

One of the reasons I like apt is that I don't have to reformat between
major updates like other operating systems.
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