[ILUG] UNIX conventions...
singer at redbrick.dcu.ie
Wed Nov 17 12:31:07 GMT 1999
On Wed, Nov 17, 1999 at 11:45:24AM +0000, Justin Mason wrote:
> Hey BTW forget the chrooted installation stuff! I just upgraded from 5.2
> to 6.1 using rpm -Uvh, haven't rebooted yet though ;) Only had to do a
> 'find' for *.rpm* files to find .rpmsaves etc. and I think I'd probably
> have had to do that with a "proper" RedHat upgrade.
I'm not sure if ye understand my understanding of the Solaris feature...
*grin*. You can do an install of Solaris 8 onto a mounted non-root disk,
do an install, play with the configuration files, then reboot and instantly
you're up to a configured Solaris 8, with minimal downtime. I wasn't talking
about a live upgrade, that's far too risky for big customers where downtime
simply can't happen :)
"As with most of my theories, this one doesn't hold up to close
scrutiny, but it's surprisingly resilient to casual criticism."
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