Does anybody use apt-get dist-upgrade to upgrade to Hardy?
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Tue May 6 13:54:23 UTC 2008
Derek Broughton <news <at> pointerstop.ca> writes:
> Oliver Grawert wrote:
> > use update-manager-core for commandline upgrades, dont use apt-get if
> > you cant handle the fallout you get with it (u-m has builtin handling
> > for a ton of special cases to guarantee a smooth upgrade in any case.
> Guarantee? That's a huge improvement over Gutsy...
> I tried update-manager for the first time with gutsy, and it broke, so I
> went back to aptitude.
Sorry, Oliver, I want my money back :-)
There should be a decent warning that it can't run in a reasonable business
day. It ran 6+ hours - with much disk activity for the last two, where it
didn't actually seem to do anything - before I had to turn off my laptop. Next
time I'll just stick to aptitude, as, of course, the system is totally borked
now. It can boot to single-user mode, but / is mounted read-only, it can't
read the LVM (which contains /usr, /var and /home) and I don't even know
exactly how much it has done of the install.
I know you developers don't like aptitude, but for those of us who know what
it's doing, it's far more predictable.
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