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Re: anticipating the upstart migration

On Sun, Oct 08, 2006 at 11:48:44PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:

> What happens if you lose power between deinstalling sysvinit and unpacking
> upstart, eg?

Always leave the old version of init available as /sbin/init.old. That
way you can get a working system by booting with "init=/sbin/init.old"
if something goes wrong.

PostgreSQL did a similar trick because upgrading to a new major version
needs the binaries of the _previously_ installed version to be able to
upgrade the database.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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