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Re: System snapshots

On Mon, 2005-01-10 at 18:40 +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

> [Otavio Salvador]
> > No because some applications doesn't depends only of configuration
> > files but data-files. When you purge then, all data files will be
> > removed together (in major of times). Another problem is how you can
> > revert upgrade processes in database files and like?
> RPM have a feature allowing it to do upgrade transactions and rollback
> of failed installs, where it will include the data files in the
> transaction log.  I read about this in the Linux Journal article
> "Transactions and Rollback with RPM" by James Oden,
> <URL:http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7034>.
> Such feature would be nice to have in Debian as well.  If you have a
> very short upgrade window, where one will have to abort and roll back
> if the upgrade fail, it would be helpful if dpkg would allow you to
> roll back the upgrade.
Feel free to spec something out on http://www.dpkg.org/

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?

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