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Re: support for merged /usr in Debian

On Fri, 8 Jan 2016 13:04:16 +0000, Riku Voipio <riku.voipio@iki.fi>
>On Fri, Jan 08, 2016 at 09:50:56AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
>> The loss of keyscript just broke my clients. I am really afraid of the
>> first system update breaking my _servers_, causing a resinstall to be
>> necessary. I know of one customer who already said that if a reinstall
>> will become necessary, the reinstalled distribution will be called Red
>> Hat Enterprise Linux. I'd like to postpone this as long as possible.
>If bug-free upgrades are valueble for you and your clients, it doesn't
>seem wise to bet on luck that nothing will break. Debian has had
>quite good record on successful in-place upgrades, but it mostly depends
>on volunteers doing manual dist-upgrade tests during freeze. Which is often
>too late and too little.

All _my_ clients run unstable anyway, and it only really broke the
test system. It just ate a few days of tinkering at an inconvenient
time to get the test system to boot again and to upgrade the other
machines in the process.

>Settings up automated upgrade tests at jenkins.debian.net for both generic
>installs and installs similar your setup would let you identify and fix
>issues before they become problems in your production. 

I am doing this. I still hate the idea that my test systems break as
this means work and danger in production.

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