[K12OSN] Update rather than install??

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Wed Feb 23 15:59:15 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 09:16, Jim Christiansen wrote:
> I've been chasing my Firefox non-printing troubles and the crashing cups for 
> a week or so.
> Now, I'm just  thinking about doing a re-install and not mixing/screwing up 
> all of my apt-sources/dependencies...
> What if I just do an Update rather than a re-install??  I've never done an 
> Update before.  Will it replace all of my gibbled files?  Then I can just go 
> back and do a nice clean job to get a smooth running system putting the 
> usual configs back in place.

The point of updates (in the RH/fedora scheme) is that they *fix
problems in the base release*...  If you re-install you'll still
have the old bugs until you do a yum or apt update.  In general,
rpm updates don't overwrite your old configss at all, although in
certain circumstances (like a syntax change addition of new options)
a new default config will be install and your old one saved with
an extension of .rpmsave.

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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