1) the problem is that dist-upgrade fails. and more specifically even if I just convert apt sources to stable (from etch), apt-fails - can't upgrade, or even do anything - it is in a stuck state.
Errors all shown above - main thing seems to be a lack of ability to get libc6.
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
/var/log/dpkg.log:: (many of these!)
2009-03-29 08:27:34 upgrade libc6 2.3.6.ds1-13etch9+b1 2.7-18
2009-03-29 08:27:34 status half-configured libc6 2.3.6.ds1-13etch9+b1
2009-03-29 08:27:34 status unpacked libc6 2.3.6.ds1-13etch9+b1
2009-03-29 08:27:34 status half-installed libc6 2.3.6.ds1-13etch9+b1
2009-03-29 08:27:41 status unpacked libc6 2.3.6.ds1-13etch9+b1
2009-03-29 08:27:43 status installed libc6 2.3.6.ds1-13etch9+b1
2) Where'd I get the old kernel? Hmm, from apt! :-)
I hadn't upgraded this system in awhile, it was stable, and just running along.
If my kernel is old, why does apt-update not want to update it?
Last edited by guthrie; 30th March 2009 at 15:59.