Re: How to get away with small /var partition
Walter Dnes wrote:
On Sat, Nov 29, 2003 at 02:17:08AM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote
You clearly haven't grasped the philosophy of Debian. The above
paragraph betrays a gross misunderstanding on your part.
You *don't* "wipe and reinstall" to do a Debian upgrade. You run:
# apt-get update; apt-get -u dist-upgrade
...and your packages are updated in place.
No reboot necessary, with the exception of kernel updates, and IIRC a
recommended restart (single-user was sufficient) for a really hairy libc
It looks like I'm going to have to do a lot of un-learning of Redhat
in addition to learning Debian<g>.
Thanks Walter. You reminded me of one of the great benefits I got from
switching to Debian. It was the right choice. Broken kmultimedia
dependencies in unstable/testinng are hereby forgiven. *smugly pats
self on back*
I hear that the other distros are trying to get their systems working
like this. But I have a stack of Mandrake CDRs going back several years
that offends me everytime I look at it. What a waste of time, bandwidth
and blank media. When I switched to Debian a couple of years back I
burnt out all of the CDs and the 2.2 vanilla boot disks. I think it
must have been a comfort thing based on my experiences with other
distros. I found them this week all dusty and unused. I used the
netinst of testing recently from a CDRW that I've already blown away. I
have enough faith in Debian that I don't feel the need to have original
media wasting my time and space - I just apt-get what I need, even if
it's a major version upgrade (it helps that I have a good 'net
connection too). Many thanks to the Debian package maintainers for
doing such a good job!