Weblog entry #193 for ajt
As I use apt-cacher-ng I thought it wise to first download everything so the cache mechanism wouldn't break anything. So I changed the sources and did an aptitude update then an aptitude -d -y full-upgrade. Next I installed apt aptitude dpkg and let it sort out any dependencies, then did a safe-upgrade followed by a full-upgrade.
Where possible I tried to let it install the maintainer's version of config files, I have mine rsnapshotted. Once it was all done, I upgraded the kernel and added a few things that weren't in Lenny that I wanted and purged things like kqemu that have gone. I rebooted, which confirmed that GRUB2 and the new style sysv-rc was working, purged grub-legacy and rebooted again (all okay).
At the moment I'm blackilisting kernel modules I don't require, and fixing some breakages, for example Dovecot and nfsv4 which complained about the old config files. Overall it's been pretty painless, less than 2 hours so far including most of the fixes. Next up my partner's desktop system - which will be more complex, KDE3 to KDE4 transition on that box...
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