dist-upgrade to dapper? (not edgy)
kentborg at borg.org
Wed Nov 15 21:43:00 UTC 2006
How do I do a dist-upgrade from Breezy to Dapper--not to Edgy.
The reason is I have a server that was installed before Dapper was
final and so is running Breezy, I decided it is time to upgrade.
Dapper still has a lot of support life in it (more than Edgy) so
Dapper is obviously what I want on a server.
Yes, I realize that doing a dist-upgrade is not as reliable as a fresh
install. That's why I have an alternate partition that I can boot
from. Before I do anything dangerous I backup everything in / (not
the /srv and /home partitions) to the alternate and if anything
reasonable* goes wrong I can revert by rebooting off the old. Very
short downtime if everything works, similarly short downtime if there
is a problem.
How do I dist-upgrade to Dapper, now that Edgy it out?
* If something catastrophic goes wrong and, say, my /srv partition
gets trashed then I have to do a restore from a full backup. I have
that too. But dist-upgrade has a decent reputation, so that seems
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