[SOLVED] Upgrading squeeze to sid failure

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Re: Upgrading squeeze to sid failure

Postby p3tris » 2012-05-22 11:48

cynwulf wrote:Yes, you should have removed the desktop environment(s) first. That cuts down on most of the messy dependency resolution. Get rid of gnome, kde, libreoffice, etc and then try again.


Solved the problem. Not as I expected though.

I changed sid to wheezy and made an update/dist-upgrade. It went on for some time upgrading packages and failed on python-apt. apt-get suggested to try again with -f. I did and everything went smoothly. Now I'm running a fully updated wheezy. The packages I wanted (gcc/gfortran>4.6) is available under testing, so, I'll not push my luck any more and stay with it.

I hated the new gnome by the way and installed xfce4. Everything smooth and nice as it should :)

Thanks all for the help!
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Re: [SOLVED] Upgrading squeeze to sid failure

Postby Soapm » 2012-06-04 05:43

Wow, I can't image the problems you're going to have if you succeed. You're take an unstable way to an unstable version of the OS. Good luck...
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Re: [SOLVED] Upgrading squeeze to sid failure

Postby p3tris » 2012-06-04 09:06

I don't have any problem now.

As I stated in my last post, I turned to testing and everything looks fine.
The road was:
Stable->trying to go to unstable but hit a lot of errors half way (probably because I had more than one Desktop environments installed)->tried to fix each problem as arising and failed->changed repos to testing and made a successful dist-upgrade->everything works OK with testing now.

Also, I removed all other Desktop environments and kept only xfce.

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Re: [SOLVED] Upgrading squeeze to sid failure

Postby Piter_ » 2013-02-12 21:19

I envy you. I have never manged to do proper distribution upgrade. :D
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