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Re: long term support release



On Jan 27, 2008 7:29 PM, Krzysztof Halasa <khc pm waw pl> wrote:
> "Stephen John Smoogen" <smooge gmail com> writes:
>
> >> They could be done next boot.
> >>
> >
> > Not always... there have been several changes that could only be done
> > via a chroot environment. If for example ext4 were to be chosen for
> > Fedora XII it would need a chroot.
>
> Sure, fdisk also needs "chroot", even when the system version stays
> the same.
>
> > Large changes in how glibc work are
> > probably better examples..
>
> I think everything related to glibc can be done early in the init
> sequence. Even before /sbin/init is started, if needed.
>
> BTW: init can be reloaded without rebooting.

theoretically one could update a kernel without technically
rebooting... but at what point are you just being silly to just say
you have the longest uptime (and is it uptime if you have dropped all
your services to do your update?)


-- 
Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"


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