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

Jeff Warnica jeff at coherentnetworksolutions.com
Tue Sep 11 09:39:10 ADT 2007

On occasion - and perhaps more frequently then it should be - it is wise
to do an install, rather then a upgrade. Save away /home for safe
keeping and pop in the DVD, and reboot. George points out some positive
aspects of Fedora, and the two detractors.

If its what you are used to, and its once every 5 years, its not a huge
detractor, IMNSHO. If it comes down to every 6 months, then it may be
time to search for a more upgradeable distro.

On Tue, 2007-09-11 at 07:27 -0300, David Potter wrote:
> 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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