[PlanetCCRMA] apt-get dist-upgrade prob on FC3

Tracey Hytry shakti@bayarea.net
Sat Sep 17 15:46:00 2005

nigel wrote:

> Right. Go for it. Now apt-get dist-upgrade runs ok and installs the rest of 
> the packages, boots out my just installed kdevelop (that took an hour on 
> dial-up to DL) and also removes libtool. 

I saw your 1st post early this morning before I went to bed, but I felt I was too out of it to post a reply here.

First, don't worry about those two files having to get tossed when you finish the upgrades.  Fedora did a few things with gcc and those two files get in the way of the C++ preproccessor(if I remeber correctly).  I'm glad that apt took care of that properly for you.

It seems that you are figuring out some of the problems you had.  Telling apt to do things in steps seems to help sort things out a lot.

I'm not sure what all of the errors of not enough memory to download was about.  It did seem a lot like what happens when a /var partition gets full, but you checked the disks and they had room.  I remember seeing some configuration stuff about apt and downloads/memory one time while reading through the docs, but it all seems to work here with no modifications.

Lastly, if you need to selectively edit (out and back in) the repositories;  be sure to use comments with the /etc/apt/sources.list file (where the pointers to the edge kernels sometime live), and be sure to check the files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ (especially checking that the things in "planetccrma.list" are the only repos on during upgrading if needed).

You seem to be doing well, hope it all works out for you.