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Re: long term support release



Horst H. von Brand wrote:
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:
Jesse Keating wrote:

[...]

What earthly reason would you have to run some old code set, with not
even close to guaranteed updates, let alone timely ones, with little
man power behind it, and the opportunity to be ignored by most package
owners?

Here's the reason: you have a new computer with hardware supported in
fedora but not the current RHEL/Centos release -

Lack of care when buying a machine can't be cured by the distribution.

                                                 or you need some
software feature provided in the newer fedora apps so you install
fedora.

I was perfectly happy with RH 6.2, and most of what I do now I could do
there, so this can't really be an issue.

         A year passes and you've installed an assortment of
additional apps and perhaps written some of your own.

Upgrade to next Fedora. Gets easier each time around. A bit of foresight
when installing originally helps much here.

Precisely. The update or upgrades are essentially very simple to handle when you've got a sane partitioning scheme setup.

Anyone running Fedora (and especially anyone testing updates or rawhide) that does not have their home on a separate partition is nuts (or new to that concept). If you have /etc/ /root and /home where they can be safely backed up and restored, then nuking your entire system for a fresh install is a couple hours of work at best.

I just fail to see how anyone interested in running Fedora at all cannot find a few hours every 6 months to handle that.

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