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Re: Pipe dreams: yum-based anaconda a step towards on-line yum-based upgrades?



On Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 10:10:07PM -0500, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> Unfortunately, a lot of it depends on having the new kernel (or other
> new part of the system) already running and so is hard or impossible to
> do on a running system.   Think about things like the static dev -> udev
> transition.

Yeah... that's kinda a big wrench in this plan.

> [snip]
> > But overall, seemed like a pretty successful experiment. And, given the
> > super-short lifespan of FC releases, something I'd really be interested in
> > having as an option.
> For some releases, it could work.  As a general case based on lots of
> years of making upgrades work, not a chance in hell.  

If you really think there'll be something like that almost every release, I
guess it's not worth pursuing. Oh well.

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Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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