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Dovecot fails during Wheezy upgrade

There may be a few minor issues here and there, but my experience, in nearly 13 years of use of the i386 port, seven years of use of the amd64 port and about four years of use of the mips port, has been very good, with just one breakage, of the package CUPS, on my […]

Debian Linux: Upgrade v6.0.x Squeeze to v7.0.0 Wheezy

Recently Debian Linux version 7.0 (“Wheezy”) released. This version shipped with many new features – improvements to multimedia support, improved security through hardening flags and the OpenStack suite and the Xen Cloud Platform to name a few. How do I upgrades from Debian Linux version 6.x.x (squeeze) to the latest version 7.0.0 wheezy using command […]

I upgraded from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy today

Though my track record with in-place upgrades of Linux/Unix systems is far from positive, I decided to do just that with my long-running (since late 2010) Debian Squeeze laptop today. It went surprisingly well — and by that I mean I’m using a fully upgraded Debian Wheezy laptop to create this post in Nautilus via […]

Upgrading Debian from lenny to squeeze

Debian is the OS of choice for many of our customers. As of February 2011, Debian’s latest stable release is version 6.0, code name squeeze. When a new version is released, the prior stable version becomes oldstable. As of 2011, this is version 5.0, code named lenny.

Upgrade In-Place was Availble Long Before Apple Lion

More recently, upgrading any GNU/Linux distribution without a DVD and from a live system is the norm and I wouldn’t expect less. After all, isn’t Apple’s App Store an imitation of Debian’s APT repository or Fedora’s RPM package archives?

Upgrade to Debian Squeeze and Mediawiki woes

Just a number of days ago Debian released Squeeze as the new stable version. I decided to test the upgrade one or two of CC’s servers to see how it would go. The upgrade process was standard and went without problems, as one comes to expect with Debian. Any problems with the upgrade didn’t manifest […]

HowTo: Upgrade Debian 5.0 (Lenny) To Debian 6.0 (Squeeze)

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” has been released and how do I upgrade to Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 from the previous release, Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (“Lenny”) using command prompt?

Upgrade Debian Lenny to Squeeze

How do I upgrade Debian stable Linux (Lenny) server to Squeeze for the testing purpose using command line options?

Change Debian Testing to Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)

If you already have a Debian Testing installation, you will not have problems changing it to Linux Mint, if you wish to. This can be achieved by changing apt sources and preferences and installing Linux Mint meta packages.

How To Upgrade A Debian Etch System (Server & Desktop) To Debian Lenny

This article shows how you can upgrade a system running Debian Etch to Debian Lenny. It is intended for both server and desktop systems.

Debian Etch to Lenny Migration

At my place of employment, we just finished our debian upgrades. Overall I have huge respect for debian and the apt package tool. Overall the migration from etch to lenny across several servers was easy, except for one back.

How To Upgrade Debian Etch To Lenny

Debian Etch is soon to be unsupported by the Debian team, there for all Debian Linux Servers need to be upgraded to Debian Lenny, I work for Netzen (an IT Support company) and have upgraded many Linux servers to Debian Lenny over the past month, So I am providing this guide on how to upgrade […]

Upgrade Debian 3.1(sarge) to 4.0(etch)

It look like that to upgrade from Debian 3.1 to 4.0 should be fairly easy; however, the truth is that you will somehow trap by “libc6” loop. Here is a note to solve the problem.

Upgrade Debian Etch to Debian Lenny

I started upgrading some of our Etch boxes to Lenny and this is how i did it. First make sure you have installed all updates for the current debian version you are running in our case debian etch.

Upgrading Multiple Debian Machines Quickly With approx

If you have multiple Debian machines to administer, approx can help you get them updated and upgraded more quickly and using less bandwidth.

NSLU2 Debian Lenny Upgrade – solving the possible network problem

The NSLU2 from Linksys is a fantastic accessory for any home user to have attached to their network. It is a way of connecting any external hard drive (be it a HDD or a memory key) to your network, allowing it to be accessed from anywhere.

Upgrading Debian Etch to Lenny on a Thinkpad T43p

After having brought my wife’s computer from Etch to Lenny already two weeks ago, which as it ran on an almost stock Etch went quite seamlessly, despite the X drivers needed to be reinstalled manually, I also upgraded my T43p to Lenny.

Updating to Debian Lenny

Last week-end, Debian Lenny 5.0 was finally released. I use Debian on most servers I manage at work. A few of them were already using Lenny when it was still the testing branch, but most are still on Debian Etch.

How to Upgrade Debian Etch 4.0 to Debian Lenny 5.0

Debian Lenny stable version is finally released and many are curious to upgrade Debian Etch to Debian Lenny. Debian Etch to Debian Lenny Upgrade is not a difficult task, you can easily initiate the live upgrade with bunch of commands.

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