[kwlug-disc] Can OSs demand too much?

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Fri May 14 22:00:50 EDT 2010


On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 06:33:04PM -0400, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> The tools to make upgrades smoother are not perfect, but they are
> getting better. Having said that, I am not sure how often people do
> major upgrades in practice.

The box I'm on right now has been through two major Debian
upgrades.  I have no reason to stop that practice either.

But upgrading is not a "fire and forget" experience.  The last time
I did it, I actually created a VM of the system and did a trial run
first.  That sure helped flush out any issues beforehand, while keeping
the system in a useable state.

And in the worst case, you can always purge and reinstall a package.
I don't understand why this is any worse than a full install.

- Chris




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