[nSLUG] Upgrade tools, or... (choosing a new distribution)

David Buck davebuck at eastlink.ca
Tue Sep 11 07:29:27 ADT 2007

Try Debian GnuLinux - etch (stable) and use apt-get update - smooth as silk
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Potter" <dlpotter at ns.sympatico.ca>
To: "Nova Scotia Linux User Group" <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 7:27 AM
Subject: [nSLUG] Upgrade tools, or... (choosing a new distribution)

> It looks like I can attend the Software Freedom Install Fest Saturday 
> and I'm ready for either a new distribution or a new update strategy, a 
> few tips...
> I've been comfortably using Red Hat/Fedora for several years and for a 
> while I seemed to be able to update the entire distribution by 
> specifying the new/desired release in yum.conf and using yum -upgrade
> The last time I tried, yum got both constipated by dependencies and 
> tongue tied and couldn't actually tell me what was wrong. In the end I 
> simply left the old distribution in place.
> With yum/rpm I always seemed to be working at the bottom of the 
> dependency chain, or presented with several dependency issues without a 
> clear sense of what to solve first.
> Is there a distribution with a better/less frustrating update/upgrade 
> tool - or is there a better upgrade tool for Fedora?
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