upgrading test->released

Satish Balay balay at fastmail.fm
Fri Nov 7 23:56:17 UTC 2003

On Sat, 8 Nov 2003, Dag Wieers wrote:

> On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, Gene C. wrote:
> > I have seen people asking if it OK to just update (or upgrade) their running 
> > FC-1 test3 to the official FC-1.  As RedHat have said numerous times, this is 
> > "not supported".  It turns out that the ntptrace problem discussed in other 
> > messages demonstrate why this update/upgrade is not a good idea.
> > 
> > The test version included ntp-4.2.0.  Before the final version of FC-1, it was 
> > decided to revert to a previous version of ntp (4.1.2) because of stability 
> > problems with 4.2.0.  Now if you update/upgrade, the "older" 4.1.2 package 
> > will not replace the installed 4.2.0.
> > 
> > Folks, please, do fresh installs and do not try and continue 
> > updating/upgrading.  Save yourself some headaches.
> It would be nice though if apt-get dist-upgrade (or a simple apt pinning 
> config) would allow to upgrade _and_ downgrade to one giving version (for 
> all of the packages belonging to) a repository.
> For instance:
> 	apt-get dist-upgrade fedora
> would then level everything to fedora (and match all dependencies) for the 
> packages that fedora actually has. All other packages are kept (if 
> possible).

'yum list extras' is a neat way to check for packages that don't
belong to any repository [listed in yum.conf].  It would be nice if it
also had an option to do package versions check - to find which
packages have version mismatch - wrt packages in the repositories.


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