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Re: aptitude crashing x?

Chris Bannister <mockingbird@earthlight.co.nz> writes:
> "Important! You should _not_ upgrade using telnet, rlogin, rsh, or from
> an X session managed by xdm, gdm or kdm etc on the machine you are
> upgrading. That is because each of those services may well be terminated
> during the upgrade which can result in an _inaccessible_ system that is
> only half-upgraded."

There's also a chance that a meteor will fly into your computer,
rendering it inoperable.  Doesn't happen in practice though...

When's then last time anybody _actually_ had a problem with this?
Is there _anyone_ (well anyone with a clue, anyway) who actually quits X
to upgrade their system (after all the typical debian user upgrades
several times a day ... :-)?

[The upgrade scripts in fact seem to be very careful about not hosing a
running X session -- e.g. if you upgrade gdm, it doesn't restart it,
rather it says "arranging for it to be restarted when you quit".]


`Cars give people wonderful freedom and increase their opportunities.
 But they also destroy the environment, to an extent so drastic that
 they kill all social life' (from _A Pattern Language_)

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