Today (or yesterday as I write), Debian Lenny was released. If you with to upgrade, the procedure is as follow:

  1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and replace all occurences of “etch” by “lenny”
  2. run apt-get update or aptitude update
  3. run aptitude upgrade
  4. run aptitude dist-upgrade

The little discovery I made tonight was that apt needed keys to update the package list. Sometimes these keys need updated.

Here is the message I was getting when running aptitude update:

Reading package lists... Done
W: There are no public key available for the following key IDs:
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

There is the command apt-keys update to fix that issue. Still, tonight, that didn’t do it for me. The trick was to proceed as follow:

gpg --keyserver --recv-keys <code>A70DAF536070D3A1
apt-key add /root/.gnupg/pubring.gpg
apt-get update

I’m now updated to Lenny and it looks as though my email server is down.  Might turn out to be a long evening.

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