On Wed, 04 Feb 2004, Ruairi Newman wrote:
> Re the above, I did an apt-get dist-upgrade on one of my machines at
> home this morning. Looking at it from work, it appears to be just
> sitting there at the dpkg --configure stage, so I'm presuming it's
> waiting for user input. I'd like to continue configuring it from work,
> but I don't want to kill the configure if it's going to leave me with a
> whole load of unconfigured applications.
For future reference, GNU Screen is an absolutely blinding tool for this
sort of thing. It'll allow you (among many other features) to disconnect
and reconnect to multiple terminals. If your ssh session dies you just ssh
back in and reconnect to your screen session which is still there exactly
as it was.
It looks unfriendly at first but persevere. Also, grab someone's config
file (Sven Guckes own is nice) as the basic config is pants and harder to
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