[Trilug-ontopic] apt-get broken again on my debian box

Greg Brown gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 12:34:41 EDT 2012

You people are brilliant!  Brilliant I say!

Thanks everyone, I'm updating and upgrading now.


On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 4:15 PM, Aaron Schrab <aaron at schrab.com> wrote:

> At 15:53 -0400 25 Apr 2012, Greg Brown <gwbrown1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Looks like I missed the boat to do an apt-get dist-upgrade (which is what
>> I'm trying to do in order to upgrade to the latest distribution).  The
>> machine isn't right in front of me so setting this up to be able to
>> dist-upgrade remotely would be preferred.  I'll poke around and see what I
>> can get working.
> Since your sources.list file is explicitly referring to lenny, you'll need
> to update that to either refer to the "stable" release (which would cause
> the machine to automatically switch to following the next stable release
> when that happens) or to "squeeze" which is the codename for the current
> stable release.  That will allow you to fetch updated package lists and do
> a dist-upgrade.  This would have been necessary even before support for
> lenny was dropped.
> But, I'd advise looking at the release notes for squeeze before doing the
> upgrade.  IIRC, it advises specifically updating a few key packages before
> running dist-upgrade to do the majority of the upgrade, to help avoid some
> problems.
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