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Re: Reducing downtime on system critical services

On Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 10:43:53AM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > The best way for this might be a local list of packages that are
> > important, and apt would read this list when beginning update/upgrade
> > and deal with the packages accordingly, (as in deconfiguring,
> > installing and configuring the package in as short time as possible)
> it wouldn't be very difficult to write your own wrapper around apt-get
> and dpkg-hold to do exactly this. personally, i find it pretty easy to
> remember which packages i have to upgrade manually for minimum downtime.

think of a situation where someone else does the upgrade, or you haven't
done the upgrade in ages.. (heh, like the one now) it's not so easy then.

the one i did today had a 6 hour downtime on some packages, due to
deconfiguring in the beginning of the upgrade... (luckily i did sendmail
and qpopper manually)
get a life, get the second one free...

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