[oclug] RedHat 7.1 is out
sandine at math.unm.edu
Wed Apr 18 10:59:55 EDT 2001
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 07:28:13AM -0500, Warren A. Layton wrote:
> And I can't imagine having to reinstall for every minor release of a
> distribution. apt-get has yet to fsck up my machine and it makes
> upgrading very painless.
> You seem to think that "apt-get upgrade" blows away your existing
> configuration files, which is not true (otherwise it wouldn't be very
Yes, I did seem to think that - and, I still expect it to not
work flawlessly on a portion of packages, leaving those items
half-installed, "unconfigured", and not working. I realized
after I wrote the above message that as many people use it,
it certainly must _not_ blow away configuration files.
I also realized that I have partitioned my system so I can
do a full reinstall, and can then replace configuration files
from a regular backup. This has saved me time in the long run.
I guess that's my approximation to "apt-get upgrade", for now.
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