Does FC really recommends Re-install instead of upgrade?
On Fri, 2008-03-28 at 09:51 -0400, Todd Denniston wrote:
> Mustafa Qasim wrote, On 03/28/2008 09:07 AM:
> > Hello!
> > Is it just a myth or really people frequently face problems in
> > upgrading FC so they just re-install it. In some other Linux list one said
> > that Fedora recommends to Re-install instead of upgrade. Is it true? . And
> > what is the ratio and most common reasons that cause the problems people
> > face while upgrading FC to new release.
> > Well for me I haven't tried upgrade I just reinstall FC but now i'll try to
> > upgrade and see if I encounter any problems.
> there are folks trying to make upgrade less painful/more reliable, so that
> reinstall is not a necessity.
> Here is their documentation:
> I tend to go for reinstall, because I don't have to wonder 'is this strange
> little issue I am seeing because of something left over from before the
> upgrade?', i.e., support is more straight forward on reinstall.
Quite a bit of the traffic on this list is over something gone crazy
over an upgrade. After one experience trying to upgrade, I've stayed
with a complete re-install since. The other consideration is what to
copy back to the fresh install, from the previous version backup files
like the user's dot-files. No matter which you chose, upgrade or
re-install, the potential for breakage is always there. That's why you
got this loose family here! <chuckles> Ric
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"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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