[Beowulf] A press release

Geoff Galitz geoff at galitz.org
Fri Jul 4 00:23:04 PDT 2008


Just a nit:


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.



Geoff Galitz
Blankenheim NRW, Deutschland


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


            [stuff snipped]

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

    apt-get dist-upgrade

Much nicer than reinstalling the O/S as seems to be (used to be?) the norm
with RPM-based systems 


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