On Wed, 2004-02-04 at 11:26, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
>> 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.
Thanks for the response. I actually use screen extensively, I just
didn't realise how long the dist-upgrade process would take (I thought I
could finish it before I left for work this morning). It's a Knoppix
3.3 install to hard disk dated 19th November 2k3.
Not having really used Debian much before, I have to say I am very
impressed by apt & dpkg which I was expecting difficulty with, but seem
quite straightforward for basic use. As a long time Mandrake user, I
think I'll be making a request for the dist-upgrade functionality to be
added to urpmi!
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