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    Progeny > Woody...Does not work!
    Contributed by techgod on Monday, October 22 @ 10:25:15 BST

    Progeny
    Has Anyone who has an updated Progeny install tried the upgrade to Woody? In my company we have 5, and none have successfully upgraded(following the docs from progeny). The main errors seem to be from the KDE packages. This might be from the ever changing of an unstable distribution of Debian. The problem is, since there is no longer support from progeny, our only option seems to be to format and install Debian 2.2. Not a problem, but time consuming.

    DanielS: Try apt-get install --reinstall libfreetype6 - that was my main problem. Also, do dpkg -l | grep progeny, and apt-get install --reinstall (or remove) anything in that list (with a version string containing "progeny").

     
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    Re: Progeny > Woody...Does not work! (Score: 1)
    by theolojin on Monday, October 22 @ 18:34:39 BST
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    i installed progeny approximately eight - ten months ago. i successfully upgraded to debian/testing (the progeny install was updated prior to the upgrade) after completely removing progeny's gnome packages and a bunch of 'apt-get -f install' commands. (i subsequently reinstalled gnome from debian/testing.) perhaps you could try removing progeny's kde packages and reinstalling from woody after the upgrade. removing the packages will leave your config files intact.

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    Re: Progeny > Woody...Does not work! (Score: 1)
    by andrel on Monday, October 22 @ 18:37:00 BST
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    I successfully upgraded one of my machines from Progeny to
    Woody. Since KDE was broken in Progeny I installed the
    Potato KDE from kde.debian.net months ago.
    I also uncommented the lines for Potato and Security in the
    default Progeny sources.list file.

    I didn't follow Progeny's instructions since I did the
    upgrade before they were posted. But here's what I did:

    1. Put just the lines for a Woody mirror in sources.list (main + nonUS).
    2. Download everything with "apt-get -d dist-upgrade".
    3. Issue "apt-get upgrade" as many times as needed.
    4. Issue "apt-get dist-upgrade" as many times as needed.
    5. After Progeny's instructions appeared install modconf.

    I think I had to apt-get remove one or two things to get over glitches, but I can't find my notes.

    --AndreL

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    Re: Progeny > Woody...Does not work! (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 23 @ 02:17:55 BST

    Actually, it worked quite well for me. The key I found is to NOT have KDE installed. This always gave me a problem in previous attempts. I did have gnome installed though. I was actually working from a term windo to do the dist-upgrade. I then installed KDE from woody. The only question now is do I try to upgrade to the newest version of KDE in SID?? (Not sure yet)

    The only problem I have found is upgrading to a newer kernel. I am currently running the progeny-2.2.18-smp kernel. I tried to upgrade to the 2.4.10-686-smp kernel and I lost all of my network connections. Is there a howto or guide on installing new kernels using apt? I know I am missing a step somewhere! Any and all help would be appreciated.

    g00fee13 (I hope, gonna sign up now!:)

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