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

David Potter dlpotter at ns.sympatico.ca
Tue Sep 11 08:09:45 ADT 2007

Hi David,

That certainly sounds like what I'm looking for... can it actually 
handle the number of dependency issues that seem to turn up when you 
upgrade between Debian distributions? And is this same (apt-get) tool 
available in other distributions?


David Buck wrote:
> 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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