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buchan
April 23rd, 2009, 05:51 PM
Ok, simple question ... I've been digging for a while and can't seem to come up with an answer so please feel free to slap me if I missed it somewhere.

I have several 8.04 servers that I would like to update, I know I have to go to 8.10 first, that's the simple part.

Of course today doing the upgrade using "sudo do-release-upgrade" will probably take several decades I know the gui works for the desktop releases but I only have ssh access to these servers. Is there a way to do the upgrade from a local CD ISO and only get the updated packages as needed from a cmd line?

Thanks, and sorry again if I missed the answer to this somwhere else

anderswestrup
April 23rd, 2009, 06:08 PM
I don't think there is a simple way to do this in the normal installer or upgrader.

But you can install a caching apt proxy server on one of your servers, e.g the package apt-proxy. It includes a command to import packages in its cache from a directory so you could import all packages from the CD.