[kwlug-disc] Can OSs demand too much?
unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri May 14 22:06:52 EDT 2010
Chris Frey wrote, On 05/14/2010 10:00 PM:
> 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.
That's interesting. How did you go about doing that / what's the
easiest way to do so?
With apologies, sounds like something a lot of people would like to
know, and see. (-:
> 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.
Because the former you have to think about, the latter is supposed to
be fire and forget - and, oh boy, is it irritating when it turns out
note to be!
Release notes! We don't read no stinkin' release notes!
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