#debian - Thu 19 Apr 2007 between 00:53 and 01:02

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Azarjstevens: some things change in etch and you should know before upgrading
jstevensAzar: yeah, this was an sarge machine. He referred to it as stable in his sources.list. He didn't know etch went stable and did an aptitude upgrade. It only upgraded a small portion of what it needed to.
helfrezanyone tried thunderbird 2 yet?
Azarjstevens: he did not upgraded to etch .. yet
Vasisthasparr: well, I sometimes use kuickshow. Is can delete (although that's a bit slow) and it does auto-load the next image, I believe
Azarjstevens: in this case he still uses sarge along with some mixed etch packages
jstevensAzar: well, he has some packages from etch installed at this time.
Azarjstevens: simple: edit the sources.list to show "sarge" everywhere, then do "aptitude update" "aptitude upgrade" and offending packages will be removed
jstevensAzar: And apt is in a state where he can't add or remove packages because of dependency and conflict problems.
Azarjstevens: use "aptitude"
forget about apt-get this time
jstevensAzar: Yes, I mean aptitude. I haven't used apt-get for years.
Azarjstevens: aptitude will remove a lot of garbage. copy/paste save the garbage list on a file, then peek at it and reinstall packages you need with aptitude
jstevensAzar: I don't think aptitude would allow the downgrade. Do you?
blargmanin what folder would this configure script need to look for the kernel sources? the folder it defaults to doesn't exist :s
Azarjstevens: it is not a downgrade. you still are running sarge with broken packages
VasisthaDavidProck1981: just try it and see.
blargmanit tries /lib/modules/2.4.27/build
Azarjstevens: if you did NOT do a DIST-UPGRADE you are still running Sarge
blargmanthere is no /usr/src/linux either, which is where I thought it would be
VasisthaDavidProck1981: you might have issues with a scroll wheel with one or the other. Just try one, and if you're happy with it, stick with it.
jstevensAzar: Yes, but certain packages will be downgraded in rev.
Azar: Agree.
niruwhich package is responsible in showing the "OTHER Operating systems" sentence in the grub
LV-426got a problem getting cron to output to my running gnome-session (eg. spawn a gedit session ) ... the only output i manage to get is when i | wall a command.... ne chance the login manager forks the processes in such a way that cron outputs to somewhere else ?
Azarpackages that will be "downgraded" are not belonging in Sarge
...unless you had some backported
jstevensAzar: Well, we'll see if it will downgrade and run straight sarge. No, no backports.
drwahlniru: /boot/grub/menu.lst
Vasisthaniru: I think that's done as part of the update-grub script
Azarjstevens: no downgrade, it might rather call it :cleanup
nirudrwahl, Vasistha Is it not available in debian-installer source
Azarbut use "sarge" on your sources lines now
Supaplexniru: I think debian installer sets that up, if update-grub or grub-install do not.
niruSupaplex, is it in osprober
jstevensAzar: I'm on the phone with him now. Giving it a try.
Azarjstevens: you can also use " aptitude -f install"
tell him to log in this irc and talk directly
drwahlniru: to the extent of my knowledge (rather limited) the /boot/grub/menu.lst file is the one that handles the OS selection including other OSes. i do not know what package creates that file however. i would imagine grub-install
balmani have config my sata hd with LVM, with primary partition / and logical partition /home. / now requires more space. how do i expand it?

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