[CentOS-docs] HowTos/MigrationGuide

Sun Mar 25 21:52:49 UTC 2007
Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at darkover.org>

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On Sun, Mar 25, 2007 at 10:15:45PM +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> >I don't even upgrade from x to x+1. It is a good way to end up with a lot
> >of garbage. Since we have a 2 year cycle for server replacement around
> >here, we usually do upgrades at the time (as a fresh install). Much safer.
> the aim here is to try and document this garbage, so as to reduce the 
> amount of effort that end users need to put in, and so that there is 
> some reasonable documented process of garbage identification and remedy 
> action :)

That would really be a first. I never saw a migration guide that listed
"things that are left behind". I think that is something important and,
if you guys are working on it, it is a very laudable effort.

> >And for desktops, who cares ? :)
> this isnt a discussion list - the reason why the docs are created are 
> not up for argument or reason really. We *know* that users are going to 
> be doing upgrades and the aim is to try and make that as painless as 
> possible by offering them some sort of a tested path.
> Eg. we all know what happened when centos-4 was released, inspite of 
> everyone saying dont upgrade live machines, there were still quite a few 
> people who did!

1) You are taking me way too seriously
2) I should have been more explicity. My point is: who cares is there is
   any garbage left behind ? That kind of stuff is only a _problem_
   on servers. On desktops, they are usually nothing more than a mild

The current recomendation of "it is possible, but you should consider
reinstalling" is a correct one, as far as I'm concerned. Yes, it should
be possible, but not _recomended_.

Best Regards,

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Rodrigo Barbosa
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