After the whole upgrade process is finished, I issued another apt-get update && apt-get upgrade to make sure everything is up to date.There were no packages updated, but it showed that some packages were installed and no longer needed.Since Hetzner is located in Germany, I chose the Germany mirrors and now my /etc/apt/contains this: On my server the upgrade took around 20 minutes, including the time the interface was locked waiting for my input and the time it took me to smoke a cigarettes (I had to, because the adrenaline was rushing through my veins).
I found that documentation a little too verbose for my tastes and I wanted to see how the whole upgrade process works out without guidance. As I said, this process worked smoothly for me and there are huge chances that it'll be the same for you and that is just because of the great people behind the whole Debian project. Check the configured repositories and see if the current distribution version is named wheezy or stable.
On this hetzner machine it was named wheezy, so no matter how many times I issued apt-get dist-upgrade, it wouldn't have updated it.
I've taken notice of this suggestion and I'll probably update the Open SSH config later.
During the whole upgrading process, new version of services will be installed.
Done The following NEW packages will be installed: tcpreplay 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded. After this operation, 1008 k B of additional disk space will be used. [email protected]:~$ [email protected]:~$ dpkg -l \*tcp\* Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/hal F-conf/Half-inst/trig-a Wait/Trig-pend |/ Err?
Get:1 https://repo.cumulusnetworks.com/ Cumulus Linux-1.5/main tcpreplay powerpc 3.4.3-2 wheezy1 [436 k B] Fetched 436 k B in 0s (1501 k B/s) Selecting previously unselected package tcpreplay. 15930 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking tcpreplay (from .../tcpreplay_3.4.3-2 wheezy1_powerpc.deb) ... =(none)/Reinst-required (Status, Err: uppercase=bad)