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Re: Upgrade to latest Inkscape

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 13:59, Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> wrote:
> Kelly Clowers wrote:
>> James Stuckey wrote:
>> > You shouldn't do it like this. If you do, you very well may end up with an
>> > unstable system.
>> What? Why would it be unstable?
> For one it would then be "Unstable", as in the daily Debian Unstable
> build.  As in Unstable, Testing, Stable.  Here is a reference to
> Debian release tracks.

Oh, just the names? I realized 3 or 4 years ago that there is no point
in being afraid of unstable or experimental just because of the names.
I guess they might be unstable enough to bother some people.

> But the real problem with upgrading by the method described is that
> you will probably end up with an unbootable system.  That would be
> another definition of unstable.  This next upgrade will require
> specific actions to successfully upgrade.  Such as upgrading the
> kernel first, rebooting, then upgrading the rest of the system.  See
> several of the recent discussion threads talking about the upgrade
> process from Lenny to Squeeze to get the details.

Yeah, I guess I forgot about that silly transition issue. Probably
because I tend to just upgrade with aptitude interactive, and even
I do manage to get an unbootable system, it is easy enough to
recover it with a live cd.

Kelly Clowers

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