Re: Happy birthday, Debian!
Up until I installed Etch, that was the case for me. One continuous
upgrade since Bo, or Hamm, through to Sarge. Sometimes the Hard Drive
moved to another system, or a new MB was put in, or the system was
cloned to another HD and then upgraded, but it never got a reinstall.
On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 07:58:46PM +0300, Shachar Or wrote:
I wonder if there's a system somewhere that was never re-installed, only
upgraded from one of the earliest versions...
but not on the disk where debian 1.1 was installed from floppy disks,
and not on the same cpu/motherboard. However the floppy drive should be
the same, I seem to recall. Clearly I do not count as reinstall the copy
of an existing installation.
No part of my current desktop was actually in the computer that got my
original Debian install, though there may be bits of that system still
around in a box, somewhere.
That was one of the primary reasons that I did a fresh install when I
switched to Etch. Now Aptitude (in place of Apt) helps keep the cruft down.
It would be interesting to see what ruins can be found amongst the files.
P.S. I did the Etch install in a chroot in free space on the disk. I
should still have the Sarge install in currently unused partitions on my