Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Upgrading Debian

Upgrading from Squeeze to Wheezy

Why? Why not!!

Actually, it's because of the whole google-chrome-stable and gconf-blah-blah business. It's scrolled off my screen, but it's all over the internets.

Mainly I'm following the steps I found here at HowtoForge.

Updated my sources.list, just replacing squeeze with wheezy

Did an update and an upgrade, started to do a dist-upgrade, but got this error:

E: Could not perform immediate configuration on 'openjdk-6-jre'. Please see man 5 apt.conf under APT::Immediate-Configure for details. (2)

Did this to continue:

sudo apt-get remove default-jre
sudo apt-get remove openjdk-6-jre

Now it's running... we'll see what happens next!

How about being WAN'd in via SSH and my end goes sleepy or wonky? Yikes!! But I did a:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

and the dist-upgrade is chugging along again.

A word of advice to whoever is responsible for configuration files: It sure would be nice if I could resolve all of the config conflicts either before or after the upgrade. Having the upgrade pause for me to Z and cp and blah blah blah, that's annoying.

And it's done. Now to fix the above:

sudo apt-get install default-jre
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

Ta-da! It works! Even Chrome is back!!