[Beowulf] A press release

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Fri Jul 4 14:11:58 PDT 2008

On Fri, 4 Jul 2008, Tim Cutts wrote:

> If upgrading packages wrecks the system, then the package installation 
> scripts are broken.  They should spot the upgrade in progress and take 
> appropriate action, depending on the previously installed version.  This can 
> be quite a detailed process for Debian packages, which is probably why they 
> have fewer problems than Red Hat in this regard.  See 
> http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-maintainerscripts.html#s-mscriptsinstact 
> if you're interested in how it works for Debian packages.

well, no so much.  The 2.4 to 2.6 kernel transition was 
handled no better by Debian 'testing', than CentOS/Red Hat 
derived.  ;)

-- Russ herrold

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