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Re: [SLE] 7.2 -> 8 update problem
  • From: "James P. Bennett" <jbennett@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 12:02:33 -0400 (EDT)
  • Message-id: <200204291602.g3TG2Xr28816@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

For universities, this is a totally disqualifying problem:

the experience of a lot of people is that the upgrade feature hardly
works.... clean install is what works ... that is a major problem


Every user has customized her or his installation. Lots of rpm's
for specialized applications install to /usr and not /usr/local.
There is simply no way efficiently in such an environment to wipe
clean everyone's installation, install 8.0, then reconfigure things
so they worked as before. A viable update option is essential. In 8.1?

jim bennett

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