Debian upgrade issues

For a long time, I've been able to do a Lenny (stable) net-install, and then
upgrade it to Squeeze (testing) by modifying /etc/apt/sources.list and
upgrading.

But I've had two major failures with that tack lately:  an old Billy-Box
laptop that had to be converted to Linux, and now a DebXO SDHC install on my
OLPC XO.  The main culprit in both cases was libudev, I think.

I got around the issue on the laptop by tracking down a "testing"
net-install on debian.org, but there's no such animal for DebXO, as far as I
can tell.

On the XO, it was interesting to note that there's no display manager (e.g.
gdm).  Instead, the autox package provides an automatic login to the only
user on that machine, "olpc".  I tried to add another user, but ended up
with weird happenings, like 3 instances of the Network Manager applet running
in the sys-tray and having to run dhclient manually.  Dug all over ~ and
/etc but gave up after awhile.

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On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:37:30 -0400, Chris Ahlstrom
<ahlstromc@launchmodem.com> wrote:

>For a long time, I've been able to do a Lenny (stable) net-install, and then
>upgrade it to Squeeze (testing) by modifying /etc/apt/sources.list and
>upgrading.

You're a fucking idiot.
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The
7/12/2010 10:15:19 PM
The Hooded Plumber wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:37:30 -0400, Chris Ahlstrom
> <ahlstromc@launchmodem.com> wrote:
> 
>> For a long time, I've been able to do a Lenny (stable) net-install, and then
>> upgrade it to Squeeze (testing) by modifying /etc/apt/sources.list and
>> upgrading.
> 
> "You're a fucking idiot..."

He said to himself, while looking in the mirror.

-- 
RonB
"There's a story there...somewhere"
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RonB
7/13/2010 1:27:35 AM
RonB stopped playing his vuvuzela long enough to say:

> The Hooded Plumber wrote:
>> On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:37:30 -0400, Chris Ahlstrom
>> <ahlstromc@launchmodem.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> For a long time, I've been able to do a Lenny (stable) net-install, and then
>>> upgrade it to Squeeze (testing) by modifying /etc/apt/sources.list and
>>> upgrading.
>> 
>> "You're a fucking idiot..."
>
> He said to himself, while looking in the mirror.

Of course he is.  Neither "testing" nor "squeeze" are on this page:

   http://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst

which you get to from the "Network install" link on the main page.
It was only when it became problematic that I dug around a bit and found
the daily snapshots of testing (for Intel 32-bit):

   http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/i386/iso-cd/

I think our hooded friend needs the appropriate garb:

   http://www.zazzle.co.uk/super_plumber_hooded_sweatshirt-235104116953953285

He's number 1 *and* number 2!

Is that a rolled-up condom on this head?

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	(1) An object in motion will always be headed in the wrong direction.
	(2) An object at rest will always be in the wrong place.
	(3) The energy required to change either one of these states
	   will always be more than you wish to expend, but never so
	   much as to make the task totally impossible.
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7/13/2010 10:30:31 AM
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