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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upgrade
by l3v1 on Mon 6th May 2013 06:22 UTC
l3v1
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2005-07-06

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).

My previous Debian stable upgrades have all been relatively painless, so I'm hopeful.

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RE: upgrade
by judgen on Mon 6th May 2013 09:45 in reply to "upgrade"
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2006-07-12

Worked great for us in al our scenarios, but on the other hand wheezy has been feature-add frozen and stable as a rock for a long time now.

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RE: upgrade
by Peter Besenbruch on Tue 7th May 2013 02:44 in reply to "upgrade"
Peter Besenbruch Member since:
2006-03-13

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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RE: upgrade
by l3v1 on Tue 7th May 2013 07:06 in reply to "upgrade"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

Thanks. I'll also add a reply of my own: I upgraded 1 server yesterday, without any major problems. Since the old stable had a custom early 2.6 kernel, I compiled a 3.2.44, dist-upgraded, made sure udev is installed, and basically that was it. I didn't notice any problems as of yet. So, nice job again from the Debian team.

Edited 2013-05-07 07:06 UTC

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