Package: release-notes Severity: normal Tags: patch The buster release notes should provide more specifics when it comes to removing obsolete packages.
The following patch makes 2 changes. It recommends removing packages that are obsolete in stretch before beginning the upgrade to buster. It provides commands, instead of vague TUI recommendations, describing how to remove obsolete packages. Regards, Karl -- System Information: Debian Release: 9.9 APT prefers stable APT policy: (500, 'stable') Architecture: amd64 (x86_64) Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-9-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores) Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
diff --git a/en/upgrading.dbk b/en/upgrading.dbk index 30e138ab..90e4d189 100644 --- a/en/upgrading.dbk +++ b/en/upgrading.dbk @@ -309,6 +309,11 @@ $ apt-forktracer | sort <xref linkend="old-sources"/>. </para> + <para> + It is a good idea to <link linkend="obsolete">remove obsolete + packages</link> from your system before upgrading. + </para> + <section id="proposed-updates"> <title>The proposed-updates section</title> <para> @@ -1296,10 +1301,14 @@ $ aptitude purge '~c' </para> <para> Detecting which packages in an updated system are <quote>obsolete</quote> is easy since the - package management front-ends will mark them as such. If you are using - <command>aptitude</command>, you will see a listing of these packages in the - <quote>Obsolete and Locally Created Packages</quote> entry. + package management front-ends will mark them as such. + The <systemitem role="package">aptitude</systemitem> commands to list and + purge obsolete commands are: </para> + <screen> +# aptitude search '~o' +# aptitude purge '~o' + </screen> <para> The <ulink url="&url-bts;">Debian Bug Tracking System</ulink> often provides additional information on why the package was removed. You