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

Jonathan Anderson jonathan.anderson at ieee.org
Tue Sep 11 10:16:13 ADT 2007

Debian or a Debian-based distro.

I run Debian etch (the stable Debian) on my server and Kubuntu Gutsy (soon to 
be 7.10) on my laptop... I'm quite happy with both.

If you're running a desktop or laptop, I'd recommend installing (K)Ubuntu 7.04 
now, and then upgrade to 7.10 when it comes out next month. That'll show you 
whether or not the upgrade path is seamless enough for your taste.


On September 11, 2007, 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?
> --
> Funky House ALERT! FOUND, buried on the MLS system, great first (or
> second) house for an architect, artist, etc...
> David Potter Realtor,  877-7654

Jonathan Anderson

jonathan.anderson at ieee.org
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