Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th May 2013 21:40 UTC, submitted by Anonymous Penguin
Debian and its clones That rare event where tried and true Debian releases a new version. "This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories. Multiarch support, one of the main release goals for 'Wheezy', will allow Debian users to install packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. This means that you can now, for the first time, install both 32- and 64-bit software on the same machine and have all the relevant dependencies correctly resolved, automatically."
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RE: upgrade
by Peter Besenbruch on Tue 7th May 2013 02:44 UTC in reply to "upgrade"
Peter Besenbruch
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If anyone around here is through a squeeze-wheezy stable upgrade I'd appreciate (I'm sure others would as well) any "bad news" reports before I jump into upgrading our web&db servers. Maybe it's too early after the release, but I didn't see many reports on upgrades (with or without success).


I have had several failures, all attributable to running a version of Wine from an Ubuntu Lucid PPA (a major no-no). The Debian replacement fails and halts the upgrade. You force the failed package to install using dpkg --force-all. Then you run apt-get -f install, and then run another dist-upgrade.

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