[Beowulf] A press release

Jon Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 06:47:31 PDT 2008


that also applies to the k/ubuntu as well it used to be you can edit the
source list and do a complete dist upgrade. now that has change and requires
the alternate installation cd. the first way was not worth the time because
it broke stuff more then it was worth. the time spent on that could have
been used for a totally clean install. the new method i have yet to try but
from what i gather the wiki on it nereds some improvements since its rather
ambiguous as to how to go about upgrading

On 7/4/08, Geoff Galitz <geoff at galitz.org> wrote:
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> Most RPM based distros allow in-place upgrades between minor point releases
> using "yum update" or "yum upgrade" (they follow different rules on how to
> resolve obsolete packages).  However, moving between major releases is still
> recommended via a CD or other non-in-place media, though there are people
> that have done it in-place you seriously risk inflicting harm to your system
> in this manner.
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> Geoff Galitz
> Blankenheim NRW, Deutschland
> http://www.galitz.org
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> *From:* beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] *On
> Behalf Of *Gregory Warnes
> *Sent:* Mittwoch, 2. Juli 2008 02:50
> *To:* Mark Hahn
> *Cc:* Beowulf
> *Subject:* Re: [Beowulf] A press release
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> Side note, one very nice thing about debian is the ability to upgrade a
> system in-place from one O/S  release to another via
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>     apt-get dist-upgrade
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> Much nicer than reinstalling the O/S as seems to be (used to be?) the norm
> with RPM-based systems
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> -Greg
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Jonathan Aquilina
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