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Bug#608704: closed by Simon Paillard <spaillard@debian.org> (Re: Bug#608704: release-notes: recommend to close any running X server?)

On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 10:06:12AM +0100, Holger Wansing wrote:
> owner@bugs.debian.org (Debian Bug Tracking System) wrote:
> > This is an automatic notification regarding your Bug report
> > which was filed against the release-notes package:

> > #608704: release-notes: recommend to close any running X server?

> > It has been closed by Simon Paillard <spaillard@debian.org>.

> Simon Paillard <spaillard@debian.org> wrote:
> > > I want to ask, if it would make sense to advice the user, to
> > > close any running X server when doing an dist-upgrade.

> > Actually already advised:
> > http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/i386/release-notes/ch-upgrading.fr.html#upgrade-preparations

> No, that's not correct.
> The release-notes recommend to not _use_ the x server for upgrade,
> but you can have an x server running.
> It is not recommended to shutdown any running x servers on the
> machine!
> That's not the same.
> And that's what I asked for.

> Shall I reopen?

Why do you want users to shut down their X server during the upgrade?  I
don't think this is a sound recommendation.  Even recommending to not run
the upgrade under X is, IMHO and IME, a paranoid recommendation that we
include only for the benefit of a very small number of users who might be
impacted.  gdm certainly doesn't break running X sessions when upgraded.

If anything, "shut down your X server" is just a subcategory of "save all
your work before you start upgrading so that you don't lose any if an
application crashes".  As a *general* recommendation that might be
appropriate to have in the release notes; I don't think we should single out
the X server.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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