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Re: [SLUG] apt-rpm looks great (was: [Re: Which XFree86 is Applicable for RedHat 7.1 ?])
- To: Jeff Allison <jeff.allison@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] apt-rpm looks great (was: [Re: Which XFree86 is Applicable for RedHat 7.1 ?])
- From: Mike MacCana <mikem@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Mar 7 11:17:14 2003
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 00:21, Jeff Allison wrote:
> lukekendall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > I didn't know that!
> > # rpm -qa | grep raidtools
> > raidtools-0.90-24
> > raidtools-0.90-23
You can erase one or both of these packages. man rpm.
> > I hate to think what it'll say when it sees what my (working) XFree86
> > package is like, due to misuse of rpm during an upgrade from 4.1 to 4.2:
apt-get install -f
will fix a broken system.
> Has anyone tried to upgrade a version ie 7.2 --> 7.3 using apt-rpm if it works it may fix the 12 month lifespan of RedHats.
Its possible, people have done it before.
But personally I'd rather just do an upgrade, and I don't see what there
is to `fix'. An hour or two scheduled maintenance once a year isn't a
big deal for me. Remember, Red Hat aim to keep binary compatibility
within major version numbers, so 7.x - 7.(x+1) is, in my brain,
equivalent to a service pack in the windows world. And, or course, what
you're upgrading to is stable with much testing, fixing and (these days)
three beta releases before its declared so.