Status of Dapper?
antony at wayforth.co.uk
Mon Apr 10 00:49:07 UTC 2006
Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Antony Gelberg wrote:
>>> Upgrading Ubuntu is not difficult, but it does require you to be
>>> physically at the computer.
>> It doesn't. I understand your fear, but your last sentence is simply
>> not true. I have dist-upgraded many Debian and Ubuntu machines via
>> ssh, and problems have been negligible.
> I *always* hit a snag. At a minimum I have to reconfigure X and reboot a
> couple of times. Typically some packages break and I have to remove,
> reinstall or install with the -f flag. That doesn't happen with many
> packages, but it always happens with a few.
Do you have concrete examples? Broken packages between releases are not
something I've seen. Were you using any third party repos?
> It is always something that I can fix, but it still takes me at least a
> couple of hours after dist-upgrade was supposed to be done. In my
> experience, these problems are far from neglibible. I would call them
> "manageable by an experienced user". I wouldn't expect an inexperienced
> but technically inclined user to manage it.
> I know that 'apt-get dist-upgrade' should "just work" but it doesn't.
> I've done this a few times (about 5) and it never once "just worked".
You coulld use aptitude instead. Debian recommended aptitude for Woody
see section 4.5.
> Maybe there's something I'm doing consistently wrong?
Maybe, maybe not. Without concrete examples, it's hard to say.
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