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Re: aptitude crashing x?

On Sat, Dec 22, 2007 at 02:15:19AM +0900, 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 ... :-)?

Weren't you here when people were going from Sarge to Etch?  Lots of
people ended up in a complete mess.  Sure, sometimes you can if you're
not upgrading anything to do with X.  Most users aren't able to make
that determination before they run into trouble.

You can do whatever you like.  If it breaks, you keep all the pieces.


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