Karsten M. Self
Tue Jan 6 17:42:19 PST 2004
on Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 09:01:05PM -0500, Modus Operandi (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> In the immortal words of Rick Moen <email@example.com>:
> > o Are you still running XFree86 3.x? If so, you might want to junk
> > your X setup before upgrading. I mean, it'll still work, but
> > you're better off starting afresh with the new development track's
> > 4.x setup and software, unless for some reason you really love 3.x.
> > o Do you have any locally installed software that dpkg/apt doesn't
> > know about, e.g., under /usr/local or /opt? Since apt knows
> > nothing of that software's dependencies, the dependencies may
> > break unless you take measures to ensure they don't.
> > o Are you still running an incredibly ancient kernel? You might
> > want to fix that first.
> I took the plunge.
> I upgraded my kernel from the (ancient) 2.2.20 woody one to the
> slightly fresher 2.4.18-1-686.
FYI: You'll need to update again as of today. Kernel security update,
back-patched to 2.4.18.
> I upgraded from my old xserver-svga to XFree86 4.x, and then I did
> the entire apt-get dist-upgrade as per your instructions. It took
> about an hour and a half at approx. 80kB/s. No major snags,
> although for some reason I lost Galeon.
Galeon's been removed from testing/unstable. There's discussion on both
the debian-(user|devel) and galeon-(user|devel) lists.
Galeon's suffered badly, in part due to issues discussed recently on
> Apparently, it now conflicts with Mozilla (I refuse to believe this,
> and will try to force that one.) I'll let you know if any other
> issues appear. Plus, finally I get to use the new GNOME that
> everyone is talking about. :)
Huh? What's GNOME?
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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