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Re: aptitude crashing x?

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Miles Bader wrote:
> 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".]

It's not easier recommend to use `screen' while upgrading instead of
recommending to quit any X session?

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