Re: distribution upgrade question
On Tue, 14 Mar 2006 14:05:56 -0800
Andrew Sackville-West <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Mar 2006 23:27:07 +0200
> Andrei Popescu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I think many from this list recalls the yaird issue which made an unbootable initrd. I got "hit" directly :) Though I learned to *always* keep a second kernel installed it still counts as a break.
> Good point, and I had forgotten about that little episode... it hit me too. But I really consider that to be in a different category -- anything that changes the kernel of your OS is a critical upgrade and requires special treatment. A kernel change is one of those things I watch for in my upgrades... I guess my point is that if one is careful and watches what they do, breakage should be rare or better. And certainly, keeping an old kernel around is a good idea. The system doesn't "break", you just get an unusable kernel... nothing to prevent you from falling back to the older one.
I've had kernel upgrade in stable. I was using that computer without a monitor at that time (and that was after that episode) so you can imagine I took all precautions I could think of. The upgrade worked without a glitch. That's the difference between stable and unstable!
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