Upgrade or Re-install - Edgy to Feisty

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sun Mar 18 08:19:33 UTC 2007

Jeffrey F. Bloss wrote:
> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> Jeffrey F. Bloss wrote:
>>>> -  Should I wait about a month before upgrading to make sure there
>>>> are no bugs in the upgrade process?
>>> As a general rule of thumb it's advisable to avoid major server
>>> upgrades like this until or unless they're absolutely necessary. If
>>> the newer release offers something you can't live without and your
>>> current release does not, or the older release is deemed obsolete
>>> or unsupported by the distribution maintainers, as examples.
>> I think that's a good general rule.  But if you wait too long, it's
>> difficult when the time comes.
> If upgrading is "difficult" you've missed "time comes" by miles. ;)

Right, but some people seem to miss this.  Like those still running
COBOL software on mainframes.  But it's supported, and all we need to do
is write a few output drivers, and do a little screen-scraping, and
write an IPv6 wrapper, and...

Matt Flaschen

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