On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 11:47:26PM +0000, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Nov 2004, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> >That might not be possible if you were upgrading.
>> What happens if you have a bad CDROM?
I'm not 100% sure about this, but I'd say that the transaction handling
in the RPM database should be able to survive a crash in the middle of
an upgrade. Either a package is installed, not installed or partially
installed. If the post-install scripts are sane, it should always be
safe to completely re-install an already-installed or partially-installed
package. So restarting the upgrade should be OK.
If the smart guys in Red Hat didn't think about this a long time ago,
I'll be very disappointed with them.
> Also, if you're upgrading you're likely using apt or yum, which
> download the RPMs *first* anyway. (least apt does, I presume yum does
Don't go around recommending yum/apt as a way to upgrade to FC3.
FC3's installer does some magic to switch from a static /dev to
a udev-based one. There are manual steps to do this if you're not
using anaconda (described in the release notes), but I don't think
mortals want to try that.
I haven't done an anaconda-based upgrade for a long time, but I'm
going to do one for FC3.
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