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Re: long wait...



Kam Leo:
>> Just save your data and start a new install. It will be much faster.
>> After the initial installation there are still the 3rd party
>> repository packages to install. What joy!

Frank Cox:
> I considered that.  The only third-party repository that I have actively
> installed is Livna, but I have a number of cron jobs and several bits of
> custom-compiled (non-rpm) software that I also run on this computer, plus it
> is a LTSP server.  (I have a nifty little Neoware terminal behind the counter in
> my theatre lobby that I use to read books and whatnot while the show is on.)
> 
> As this is my main computer where all of my stuff lives, setting the whole thing
> up again from scratch would probably take the better part of a day and a fair
> bit of thought, not to mention that there is always one little thing that I
> manage to forget about until something suddenly doesn't happen the way that it
> should.

In the dim and distant past, I'd tried upgrades, and spent ages ironing
out the bugs.  Later, I did fresh installs, and spent a much lesser
amount of time customising the new install.  Apart from the time, this
seemed to be the differences:  One is just re-configuring, the other is
sorting out all the problems that aren't handled by the update process.

I would think that it'd be good to, prior to an update, scan a system
and look for system configuration files that aren't the same as provided
by the RPM when installed, back them up, and then use them as templates
for re-configuring a new system.

-- 
[tim bigblack ~]$ uname -ipr
2.6.23.1-10.fc7 i686 i386

Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5.  Today, it's FC7.

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