Reports on upgrading between Debian releases

Please use this template when filling out upgrade reports, and file the report as a bug report against the "upgrade-reports" pseudo package, by sending it to You can also use the reportbug tool to submit your reports.

We also encourage all successful upgrade reports to be sent using this template so that we can get as much information as possible on the largest number of configurations.

Consider reading the release notes for the latest testing release before upgrading. They contain useful hints how to do the upgrade and information about known problems. If you are upgrading from an old stable release you should read the release notes for all the stable releases between your release and the release you are upgrading to. Release notes will only cover upgrades from the previous release to the latest release.

It is extremely recommended that you use the /usr/bin/script program to record a transcript of the upgrade session. If you used it, please provide the full typescript (compressed) attached to the bug report. You fill find information on how to use that program in the release notes

Package: upgrade-reports
Version: N/A
Severity: <the severity for this bug>

My previous release is: <codename or version of the release you are upgrading from>
I am upgrading to: <codename or version of the release you are upgrading to>
Archive date: <Timestamp, available as project/trace/
     on your mirror or .disk/info on your CD/DVD set>
Upgrade date: <Date and time of the upgrade>
uname -a before upgrade: <The result of running uname -a on a shell prompt>
uname -a after upgrade: <The result of running uname -a on a shell prompt>
Method: <How did you upgrade?  Which program did you use?>

Contents of /etc/apt/sources.list:

- Were there any non-Debian packages installed before the upgrade?  If
  so, what were they?

- Was the system pre-update a pure sarge system? If not, which packages
  were not from sarge?

- Did any packages fail to upgrade?

- Were there any problems with the system after upgrading?

Further Comments/Problems:

Please attach the output of "COLUMNS=200 dpkg -l" (or "env COLUMNS ...",
depending on your shell) from before and after the upgrade so that we
know what packages were installed on your system.