## Ubuntu Edgy Edge upgrade @ Adrian Tritschler · Tuesday, Oct 31, 2006 · 1 minute read · Update at Oct 31, 2006 ·

Followed a suggestion in one of the messages I saw and ran the Ubuntu update-manager with the following:

gksu "update-manager -c"


Over 24 hours downloading the 1880 or so packages, then started answering the installer’s questions on Sunday. Quite a few offers to replace configuration files with new ones from packages, most I accepted, apart from the ones where I knew I’d made changes.

An hour or two of this and then the installer couldn’t replace the existing postgresql8.1, turned up its toes and died, politely informing me that my system was probably now completely unstable and unbootable!

Crossed fingers, ran apt-get a few times, removed postgresql8.1 manually and then apt-get -u dist-upgrade. All seemed ok, so I rebooted and luckily everything worked.

Only one problem detected afterwards, the privoxy settings had been reset and it wasn’t using tor any more.

My website, an agglomerative mess, probably half-eaten by a gru

# …The Owner

There’s not much more I can add to who I am.

# …The Site

Vanity site? Technology experiment? Learning tool? Blog? Journal? Diary? Photo album? I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you…

I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Its all been here a fairly long time. Like the papers on my desk, or the books on the bedside table, the pile just grew… and it all grew without much plan or structure. I try not to break URLs, so historical oddities abound.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried PHP, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on Emacs Org mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is Org mode and hugo.

# …The ISP

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