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Re: [suse-security] Discontinued SuSE Linux Distributions
  • From: Ken Schneider <kschneider@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 14 May 2003 07:18:11 -0400
  • Message-id: <1052911091.21841.5.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2003-05-14 at 07:08, Markus Gaugusch wrote:
> On May 14, Martin Schichl <mschichl@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I have still a server running on Suse 7.1
> > [...]
> > My problem: The machine is a server which should be running permanently.
> > So I should update the system while running the machine ... any ideas if there
> > are problems updating the system to 8.2 from 7.1 ...
> I would install 8.2 on a new harddisk, copy all settings from the 7.1
> machine and swap disks (this saves you from doing a backup ;) or copy the
> new installation over the old one.
>
> > I can remember I had to work for two days to get my server running
> > again, when I upgraded from 6.3 to 7.1 ... as the directories, etc. did
> > not fit anymore ... :-((((
> Will be the same with 8.2, lots of things have changed (which is good
> IMHO, because it means that there is still some movement in the
> distribution).
>
> Markus
> --

Another GOOD reason for the new disk is they don't last forever and you
could avoid a real disaster now by upgrading to 8.2 now. Harddrives fail
when you least expect them and always when you can afford it the least.

Ken


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