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Re: Stretch to buster

On 09/02/2019 02:22, Peter Ehlert wrote:
> On 2/8/19 11:09 AM, Patrick Bartek wrote:
>> On Fri, 8 Feb 2019 15:06:34 +0000
>> Paul Sutton <zleap@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Updated from Stretch to Buster (non-free) the other day all went fine,
>>> just undertaken
>> Why?  Buster is still alpha.  A lot can still go wrong.  Hope it's not
>> your primary use distro.
> Why?: 1. migrate now, or later this year when Buster is the new Stable.
> 2. Newer features. Mate 1.20 is great, so is 1.16 but there have been
> several "new shiny things" I like.
> alpha? maybe so: Been using Buster on one machine for 6 months or a
> year, no issues... none that lasted more than the next update anyway.
> The last couple months zip.
> I have other distros available on the machines. My data is always
> accessible.
>>> apt update && apt upgrade
>> With testing, dist-upgrade is the recommended upgrade procedure. That
>> would be 'full-upgrade' with apt, if memory serves.  Read the
>> manual for why.
> my procedure was dead simple:
> using Pluma:
> edit both /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/base.list
> > replace stretch with buster
> using Synaptic: refresh and update ... took about an hour.
> reboot and all was good
>>> today and  all seem to go fine,  The process seems to be pretty
>>> painless
>>> for the most part.
>> Well I think that's because Debian's alphas are everybody else's betas
>> or better.
> true that! packages have to be in pretty good shape to get to the
> Buster repo
> excellent vetting process
> I have a spare netbook, which was running stretch, not really being used
> for much as I have my main desktop / netbook for general use / work.  
> However why not upgrade and test.  I am sure given the comments to this
> thread with regard to no problems etc is of great comfort to the
> developers. 
> I can't do much,  as I am probably not technical enough.  I can run the
> update commands,  and see what happens,  I have an idea on how to pipe
> these messages to a file.  This can be shared and hopefully be useful.
> If I share issues here others may be able to say if they have the same
> issue.  For the most part we can discuss the experiences here and
> confirm issues.
> The about myself tool still comes up with 'unknown error' when trying to
> apply changes.
> xfce menu -> debian - applications -> system - administration - about myself
> enter info - apply - password - unknown error
> Paul

Paul Sutton
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