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Bug#727708: systemd jessie -> jessie+1 upgrade problems

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 04:10:19PM +0100, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> Hi,
> Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> writes:
> > On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 01:19:48PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> >> > And now you bring up the point that Debian should reconsider the 
> >> > lenght of it's release cycles if systemd upstream decides to not
> >> > support upgrades between distribution releases as far apart as Debian's. [3]
> >> 
> >> Well, of course we should reconsider the length of our release cycle
> >> (and make it 3 years like major OS players do),
> >
> > You miss the critical difference:
> >
> > Red Hat does not support upgrades between major releases of their 
> > enterprise distribution.
> Except they do: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 will offer an in-place
> upgrade feature for common server deployment types, allowing data
> centers to migrate existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 systems to Red
> Hat Enterprise Linux 7"[1].

That is good news (RHEL5->RHEL6 was not supported).

If anyone finds (or asks) what backwards compatibility future systemd 
versions will offer with 3 year old kernels that would settle my initial 
upgrade issue point. [1]

> Ansgar


[1] Personally, I am sceptical whether it is a good idea to switch to a
    different init system for jessie. But I am not on a desperate rant 
    against systemd, and if something I bring up can be addressed that
    is positive for me.


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