Sunday, August 28, 2011

Always (dist) upgrade aptosid after first logging out as user

http://manual.aptosid.com/en/sys-admin-apt-en.htm#apt-upgrade
At least once a month you should follow this procedure:

NEVER EVER do a dist-upgrade nor upgrade whilst in X
Always check Current Warnings on the aptosid main web site. The warnings are there for a reason due to the very nature of unstable (Debian sid), which also updates 4 times per day.

Log out of Openbox.
Go to Textmode by doing Ctrl+Alt+F1
logon as root,
and then type:
init 3
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get clean
init 5 && exit

Or first download the necessary files logged in and then upgrade:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade -d # download but don't install yet

then
init 3 (terminal mode)

apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get clean

NEVER DIST-UPGRADE [or UPGRADE] with adept, synaptic or aptitude

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