Debian Etch released, layla upgraded

Etch has finally been released. I have upgraded layla (the server running this blog) from Sarge to Etch, and the upgrade process was pretty smooth. Only a few things needed manual attention.

Quite surprisingly, there weren't any problems upgrading the kernel to 2.6.18, even though this required replacing hotplug with udev, something I've experienced pain with before. One reboot is all it needed.