[oclug] RedHat 7.1 is out
Warren A. Layton
zeevon at cyberus.ca
Wed Apr 18 13:36:24 EDT 2001
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 11:03:31AM -0400, Gilles J. Seguin 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.
> Installing new version of libraries, binutils and libc is a
> nightmare in dependency verification. You hope that the
> testsuite for your application is doing a good job.
I have yet to see apt-get mess up when upgrading libs (including libc)
outside of the unstable branch of Debian (and even in unstable, I
managed to recover without too much trouble). My dist-upgrade from Slink
to Potato went flawlessly (apart from the fact that it was over
> That being said. Red Hat user can used the up2date application
> or update to download binary rpms. This is a good idea if
> you have fisher, wolverine version of RH 7.0 or rawhide.
I must admit that my Red Hat knowledge is limited to 4.1 to 6.2 (after
which I made the full switch to Debian). I have heard of a few
complaints about up2date but, having not used it myself, I can't comment on
> > You seem to think that "apt-get upgrade" blows away your existing
> > configuration files, which is not true (otherwise it wouldn't be very
> > useful).
> I see no way around it.
> You end up with a list of files that are application.conf.rpmsave
> or application.conf.rpmnew that you have to go through.
> Artificial Intelligence is still failing to do that.
Ummm...great. I'm not quite following, unfortunately, but debconf may be
something you might want to look into.
When I upgrade with apt-get I'm only prompted for configuration files
that *need* to be changed. If the existing config files are fine as they
are, they are left alone and my system keeps running.
I don't know if that's what you meant.
"Il y a des choses dans la vie qui n'ont pas de prix.
Pour le reste, il y a un frais administratif."
Warren A. Layton
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