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Re: [SLE] Session management error
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 12:18:27 -0500
  • Message-id: <1138900707.11418.19.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 2006-02-02 at 13:19 +0100, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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> The Wednesday 2006-02-01 at 18:36 -0500, Carl Hartung wrote:
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> > > I've thrown a couple of tarballs in (without problem ...)
> >
> > I suggest you look into 'checkinstall,' which comes with the distribution. It
> > can be used to build rpm packages from tarballs, so you can remove the
> > software with YaST (or CLI rpm) if it breaks your system.
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> I concur :-)
>
> > > I'm really troubled by your "... moved to 10.0 from 9.3, ..." comment.
> >
> > The more familiar you are with SUSE, the easier it is to *upgrade* from one
> > release to the next. I've done it both ways and, IMHO, the "fresh" installs
> > are a lot less work.
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> I rather find the contrary is true, updates are less work for me... :-p
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> It depends a lot on each case, I suppose.
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> By the way, if you have a number of localized rpms, it is not a bad idea
> to have /usr/local in a different partition - same reason as for /home.
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> Also, I believe a full backup previous to either update or new install
> is mandatory. Should be.

Mandatory -no-, highly recommended -yes-.

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> > You also might consider keeping a 'lab book' handy to record and keep notes on
> > all your customizations. You'll outgrow the need for it in short order, if
> > your present progress is any indication. :-)
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> Yes! Notes are very handy for future reference, it is easy to forget that
> obscure one line configuration change that made all the difference!
>
Note are your best friend when making a lot of changes. Makes it easier
to back out changes that did not go as planned.

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Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998


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