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Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] Package renames and autoremove

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:26:11 +0100
On Monday 22 of December 2014 11:06:20 Michele Calgaro wrote:
> Looks like the mirror is now fully working, since it takes less than
> 30 minutes to do a fully upgrade. So I have tested sevaral ways to
> upgrade from a standard install to 14.0.0.
> The sequence suggested by Mike seems to be the most
> reliable/reproducable, but with some tweeks.
> 1) apt-get update
> 2) apt-get install tde-trinity.
> � �This fails at some point.
> 3) apt-get -f install.
> � �This succeeded, but trying to login after this stage gives the error
> � �"Could not start kstartupconfig...."
> 4) apt-get dist-upgrade
> � �After this stage, I have a fully working TDE R14.0.0 system.
> � �Running aptitude in CLI mode and pressing 'g', comes up with a list
> � �of packages that can be deleted. This at times is most of the TDE
> � �installation. To fix this do the following.
> 5) run 'aptitude', search tde-trinity (which should be shown as
> *un*installed, mark as 'to install' and 'g'. This will make R14.0.0
> stick in your system
> 6) running 'aptitude' and pressing 'g' again, comes up with a list of
> packages that can be deleted. Proceed.
> I have noticed over several upgrade runs, that the list of packages
> that can be deleted is not always the same, not sure why although some
> of the upgrade run were interrupted/resumed several times due to the
> slow download bandwidth of previous days.
> It seems that dummy packages have to be manually removed.
> dpkg -l | grep -i dummy
> gives a list of such packages.
> I will modify the installation instructions adding an "Update from
>" section to it. If you have any specific comments that you
> would like to add to the above, please let me know (once again :-) )
> Cheers
> � Michele

I must again point out - if the user perform a manual selection of packages to 
install, the process containing "apt-get install tde-trinity" is not an just 
upgrade, but will install many other packages. Moreover, as you mention, this 
step fails. That does not sound like a good way to upgrade.

Please, test this simple procedure:

1) apt-get update
2) aptitude dist-upgrade

As I've mentioned many times before, this procedure on all my test machines 
ran smoothly - without any hitch - and it's "really just upgrade".