[oclug] Debian updating (Was: Good Point)
gerald at impressive.net
Mon Mar 26 14:13:27 EST 2001
(thanks for changing the Subject of this thread! I had no idea
there was an interesting discussion going on, because it was
buried under the subject 'Re: [oclug] Good Point'. If you change
the subject of a thread, please change the Subject: too!)
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 12:52:02PM -0500, Jonathan Earle wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Michael H. Collins [mailto:mhtexcollins at austin.rr.com]
> > Not just Debian. I use it with an rpm based system. Conectiva
> > is its name. Just did it today and it upgraded my ssh stuff.
> > http://en.conectiva.com/
For regular redhat boxes, you can also use "rpmfind --autoupgrade" 
But in my experience, debian's autoupgrade systems work much better
than the various rpm-based systems I have used. (that's the main
reason I switched to Debian after using redhat systems for about
> > bbarnett at l8r.net wrote:
> > >
> > > Erm, its called "debian" and apt-get. Want to do a weekly
> > > upgrade? Type "apt-get update"
My friend wrote a short script  to automate this a bit further,
and I run it from cron twice a day on all the systems I maintain.
As much as I like geeking around with linux stuff, I'm even happier
when they just maintain themselves :)
> Hi folks,
> I've been trying to get my Debian system (the one I haven't
> wanted to fire up in months. :) ) up and running and updated.
> I've been playing with the unstable branch as I'd rather have
> the latest and greatest vs server class reliability on my home
[ fire and brimstone, dogs and cats living together, ... ]
> What have I done wrong now? How can I get it to a sane state
> again where I can use apt-get or dselect without the tools
> wanting to trash my system?
Sorry, can't help ya there. I recently did something similar on my
desktop system (playing with debian unstable and some unofficial
X packages), and I plan to fix mine by reinstalling debian stable
on it one day.
Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald at impressive.net>
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