Beta release of Etch install

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Eek
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Beta release of Etch install

Post by Eek » 25 Jan 2008, 16:27

Hi

Tried the following option
Another way that most likely also will work is to edit the sources.list, remove the bubba package, and then do a dist-upgrade to upgrade the system to etch. Then reinstall the, new, bubba package. The drawback on this is that you wont get the new partitioning and will end up with a system that differs from the "full" bubba-etch system and thus might not work 100%.
the Etch upgrade went well.
but now i want to re-install the bubba package.
what should i add to the sources.list ?

cheers
Eek

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Post by msx » 28 Jan 2008, 03:37

Hi, thanks for the reports! I wished to try the full installation but i don't have time and storage to do a complete backup, so i might do as you did.
Could you (or anyone else) give some details on how to fill the sources.list correctly for the update?

I don't mind reinstalling the bubba package, i almost never use it.

Thanks :D

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Post by tor » 28 Jan 2008, 08:16

Hi,

To get a "compatible" apt config with the etch-upgrade. Your /etc/apt/sources.list should look something like:

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deb http://security.debian.org etch/updates main
deb http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian etch main
deb http://update.excito.net/ bubba-2 main
Where one preferable change the se in the main repo to something more local to your loacation.
Then to get the "fixed" packages from our repo. (Give it a higher preference than the debian repos) You need to add a /etc/apt/preferences file with the following content:

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Package: *
Pin: release a=bubba-2
Pin-Priority: 600

Package: *
Pin: release a=etch/updates
Pin-Priority: 550

Package: *
Pin: release a=etch
Pin-Priority: 500
With this in place it should be enough to do a

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apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
and finally do a

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apt-get install bubba
Note that this is completely untested by Excito.

/Tor
Co-founder OpenProducts and Ex Excito Developer

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Post by Eek » 28 Jan 2008, 10:14

Thanks Tor, that worked perfectly.

MSX, i used http://www.debianadmin.com/upgrade-sarge-to-etch.html to upgrade.

Add the sources given by Tor, and upgrade using

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apt-get update
apt-get install aptitude
aptitude -f --with-recommends dist-upgrade
Before you upgrade it is very handy to make a backup of your /etc directory!
Note that this is completely untested by Excito.
I totally got that!

I already encoutered my first upgrade mishap:
mysql 5.0 reacts different (read wrong) on php-fusion code, so i had to downgrade mysql to version 4.1

Thanks for the support and the good work
Eek

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Post by Eek » 29 Jan 2008, 12:08

Hi

One question, i was expecting also a kernel upgrade with the etch upgrade.
but i is still on 2.6.16.16
did i miss something?

cheers
Eek

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Post by tor » 30 Jan 2008, 03:01

Hi,

No the etch upgrade does unfortunately not come with a new kernel.

We store the kernel in NVRam, a chip inside Bubba. And even though it is upgradable we choose not to do so in "regular updates". Mostly due to the fact that if something goes wrong during upgrade of the kernel. It will render your unit useless.

That said. It is possible to fo an upgrade manually if one is daring enough ;) You can read about it in this thread

/Tor
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Post by Eek » 30 Jan 2008, 06:07

Thanks Tor

i'll think about it :wink:

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pakage repository public key

Post by tomdesinto » 02 Feb 2008, 15:55

Hi,

I followed the dist-upgrade method and I got an error with apt-get update after adding

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deb http://update.excito.net/ bubba-2 main
Ign http://update.excito.net bubba-2 Release
Ign http://update.excito.net bubba-2/main Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://update.excito.net bubba-2/main Packages
Hit http://update.excito.net bubba-2/main Packages
Fetched 912B in 2s (392B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
W: GPG error: http://update.excito.net bubba-2 Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY B9FF0C5723F8F939
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
Where can I get the new key for bubba-2 ?

Thx

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Post by Eek » 03 Feb 2008, 02:58


tomdesinto
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Post by tomdesinto » 03 Feb 2008, 08:57

Eek wrote:I used this key
http://update.excito.net/excito-pub.key
thx, this work perfect. (apt-key add <file>)

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Re: Beta release of Etch install

Post by yooakim » 26 May 2009, 15:00

I am a novice at using Debian and apt to keep my system up-to-date. Usually it works fine. But lately I have received this error:

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W: GPG error: http://ftp.se.debian.org etch Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 9AA38DCD55BE302B
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
I read earlier posts that i needed to add a key to make it work. I the following:

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 sudo apt-key add excito-pub.key
But the problem remains. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong? Also, it would be really nice if there could be a recomended source.list somehere on the support site.

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Re: Beta release of Etch install

Post by Eek » 04 Jun 2009, 14:57

came across the problem myself now:
this is how i fixed it:

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gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.eu.pgp.net --recv-keys 9AA38DCD55BE302B
gpg --armor --export 9AA38DCD55BE302B | apt-key add -
cheers
Eek

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Re: Beta release of Etch install

Post by squeak » 13 Jun 2009, 07:04

Just had a look at the link tor provided about upgrading the kernel. If some knowledgeable and brave sole built and installed a new working kernel, and then posted the image of that kernel, would it not be fairly safe for the rest of us to install it? We are all using standard Bubba 1s so the kernel doesn't need to be built to take care of any variance there; or am I missing something?

Thanks.

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