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

David Buck davebuck at eastlink.ca
Tue Sep 11 09:41:53 ADT 2007


Hi David,
I'm not sure which distributions apt is available in. I have only used 
Debian to any great extent and have not experienced any difficulties with 
dependancies. I could loan you my Debian discs if you would like to try it 
out, just give me your mailing address.

Dave

----- 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 8:09 AM
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Upgrade tools, or... (choosing a new distribution)


>
> 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
>
>
> 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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