Upgrade Trail

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Sun Apr 15 15:56:52 UTC 2012

Steve Cookson wrote:
> I agree with the others here, upgrades are not good.

I prefer upgrades - it saves a lot of time needed to install and 
configure all the applications as they were before the upgrade. I don't 
remember a really catastrophic upgrade. OTOH, I'm familiar enough with 
the system to overcome minor problems.

> 1) They are amazingly slow - my last attempt was over 24 hours!

That depends on your internet connection speed, amount of installed 
packages and machine speed. For me it was less than 2 hours + download 
time for about 2100 installed packages.

> But I can do a rebuild in 2-3 hours including backup and restore of
> data. And it's largely unattended.

Well, I would need several days to find all the packages I want to have 
on the machine and configure everything to my liking, so YMMV.


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