martinmarty wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:32 pm
Can I upgrade this system in an "automated" way?
No. Debian/Raspbian is not a rolling release. It does not automatically upgrade from one major release to the next, and doing so manually is not recommended, because it often creates more problems than it solves.
There is some other software installed that I would rather not have to recreate/reinstall, so that is why I was wanting to do what I am going to call an "in-place upgrade" by which I mean updating the OS while leaving all my user software in place. Then for things that ceased to work, I would address them one at a time.
Troubleshooting the problems you are likely to run into will almost certainly be far more difficult that starting over with a fresh (working) OS.
Get a new SD card and install the latest Raspbian release, then use your old card as a reference to configure your new card. In some cases it may be as simple as copying scripts and configuration files from the old card, but some modification may be needed.
Anyway, that was the plan. So first I need to determine if this type of multi-release upgrade is possible
Technically, yes, but I strongly advise against it.
If so, I need to resolve the 404s.
Nope. Wheezy is obsolete and archived, which is why you can't find the old repository links. Redirecting to a current release will resolve the 404 issues, but I still advise against this procedure. If you insist on trying this, get a new card, make a backup, and proceed with upgrading the backup (keeping your original, working cards safe).
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups...and where is that annoying music coming from?