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Re: Escaping



Mark Haney said:
> On Tue, 4 May 2004 13:59:52 -0400, John Aldrich <john chattanooga net>
> wrote:
>
>> On Tuesday 04 May 2004 10:13 am, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
>>>
>>> If you say that other distributions - do you mean just Linux
>>> distributions or BSB distributions as well? - offer a special kind of
>>> upgrade path, whatever that should be, you should explain what you mean
>>> with that to be able to say whether that is possible with Fedora/Redhat
>>> in the same way.
>>>
>>> Either, upgrading is upgrading and always means to get your whole
>>> system
>>> to a higher state and not just updating applications. I do not know any
>>> Linux distribution that would have a different policy.
>>>
>>> So please feed us with details and names.
>>>
>> I think he's probably talking about Debian and related distros where you
>> just
>> do an "apt get" every night and it "automatically" updates everything to
>> the
>> latest version and there's no need to wipe and reinstall the way that
>> it's
>> often easier to do with RedHat / Mandrake / etc style distros.
>>
>>
> Yeah that's probably the case. However, in my experience, I'm a firm
> believer in 'starting over' with an OS every so often.  More so with
> Windows than with Linux, but continually 'updating' as compared to
> 'upgrading' is fine, but you just get so much 'crusty buildup' when you do
> than IMHO.
>

There is definitely some truth to what you are saying, but shouldn't it be
my decision when I want to do this?  Some systems, particularly those
which have no users, certainly don't accumulate much "crusty buildup" in
just a couple of years.

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