Kubuntu Alpha's

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue Sep 22 00:31:01 UTC 2009

Clay Weber wrote:

> On Monday 21 September 2009 11:59:58 am Sascha G├╝thling wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 5:33 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >> Though I will make a complete new install for the final release I
>> >> think the update would work too. The update system is smart enough to
>> >> install all the new package and kick out obsolete ones. It's probably
>> >> all the ongoing changes in the repositories that make trouble right
>> >> now.
>> I don't understand what is wrong or misleading with comparing version
>> numbers. If a newer version becomes available it will be installed by
>> the update mechanism. At the end (meaning after an update) the whole
>> system should only contain the newest versions of all installed
>> packages and obsolete packages should have been removed. So if the
>> repository stays the same I should be able to update all the way from
>> alpha1 to the final release. Right?
> In theory, yes. But in the alpha stage something obsolete might not get
> removed right away, if the new and as-yet-untested packages are
> mis-configured in that area

Sure - but that's an ongoing situation, and not resolved by only upgrading 
from an RC version.  I mean, after all, every single package version is just 
a delta away from the previous one...

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