The downs and ups of a Debian user

Well, teeny tiny downs: ever wondered where the gcc manpage might be? It's in a package called gcc-docs, of course, but to install it, you need to enable the non-free repository. Hmm. And is there really just gcc-4.1 in stable? That's two years old!

Big, fat ups: the upgrade to lenny is so simple, fast and overall just pleasant that I'd wish I could do it every day. At least. And in contrast to Ubuntu, you can do all at the command-line...

Just in case you don't know, here's how:

First of all, visit your /etc/apt/sources.list, and change any occurence of etch to lenny. Save. Then, issue:

wajig update
wajig upgrade
wajig dist-upgrade

You have to update the kernel and the kernel sources separately by explicitely issuing the respective commands:

wajig install linux-image-2.6.26-1
wajig install linux-headers-2.6.26-1