This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/169).We made a proposal for a policy about backporting packages of GNOME 2.2 for Debian Woody.
This article was first written in February 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/109)It seems I've been pretty lucky to upgrade without any major problems, but hey! If I was, why wouldn't you… Before starting the upgrade, please note that it could need up to around 1GB (depending on the packages you already have installed) hard disk space to store the packages and then install them.
This article is now deprecated (initially written in 2003) but we are re-publicising just in case it would be useful to someone...Think about a root password and another user (with password). Gather all the network configuration elements you will use for that machine. We will need at least to connect to SSH on this machine, so be prepared to open port 22 on a public IP address on the firewall.