Debian Planet

Welcome to Debian Planet


Apt-get into it.
Main Menu

  • Home

  • Topics

  • Web Links

  • Your Account

  • Submit News

  • Stats

  • Top 10

  • Debian

    These are important Debian sites one should not be without!

  • Official Debian site

  • Package search

  • Mailing list archives

  • Bug reports

  • Debian on CD

  • Unofficial woody CD ISOs

  • Unofficial APT sources

  • Developers' Corner

    Other great Debian news sources:

  • Debian Weekly News

  • Kernel Cousin Debian

    (Debian mailing lists digested)
  • Community Groups

    Need help? You're not alone on this planet.

  • debianHELP

    (User support site)

  • Debian International



  • EsDebian


  • DebianWorld


  • MaximumDebian


  • DebianUsers


  • Debian-BR


  • IRC

    The place to get help on a Debian problem (after reading docs) or to just chat and chill is #debian on

    Many of the Debian Planet staff live there so pop by and say hello.

    Wanna write?

    Got that latest or greatest scoop? Perhaps you have some important news for the Debian community? Submit a news item!

    Or perhaps you've written a rather ground breaking insight into some aspect of Debian and you feel compelled to share it with others? Knock up a longer editorial article and send it to the editors.


    DP is sponsored by Xinit Systems and

    Domains paid for and hosted by

    Buy your Debian merchandise at

    Who's Online

    There are currently, 58 guest(s) and 4 member(s) that are online.

    You are Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here.

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

    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").

    Related Links

  • Progeny Linux Systems
  • More about Progeny
  • News by DanielS

    Most read story about Progeny:
    Ian Murdock responds to comparisons between 'pure' Debian and Progeny

    Last news about Progeny:

    Printer Friendly Page  Send this Story to a Friend
  • "Progeny > Woody...Does not work!" | Login/Create Account | 3 comments

    The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.

    Re: Progeny > Woody...Does not work! (Score: 1)
    by theolojin on Monday, October 22 @ 18:34:39 BST
    (User Info)

    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.

    [ Reply ]

    Re: Progeny > Woody...Does not work! (Score: 1)
    by andrel on Monday, October 22 @ 18:37:00 BST
    (User Info)

    I successfully upgraded one of my machines from Progeny to
    Woody. Since KDE was broken in Progeny I installed the
    Potato KDE from 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.


    [ Reply ]

    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!:)

    [ Reply ]

    Based on: PHP-Nuke

    All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2000 by Debian Planet

    You can syndicate our news using the file backend.php.