[K12OSN] Update rather than install??
christiansen_j at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 24 00:34:05 UTC 2005
I got you message just as I was sitting down to check my rsyncs on another
back-up server. So I thought I should give more push to a clean up my mixed
up apt sources/dependency troubles and see if I could get up2date going.
Ten minutes later up2date was running, 20 minutes later cups came in with 40
or more other packages and the new 766 kernel.
Mozilla and Firefox now print without closing for some users. Others can't,
so it must be something corrupted (during all of our network
disconnectivity) in users' home folders. I need to check out a few more
things tomorrow, but it looks like I'm back in action.
Thanks again. I don't have any extra time to maintain our network of 200
boxes and pile of servers so after my full course load, yearbook, computer
club, school newsletters, etc- I just can't slow down to think sometimes
before doing something rash...
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.
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