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Re: Upgrading to F16 Beta

From: JD <jd1008_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Oct 08 2011 - 21:22:59 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On 10/08/2011 01:13 PM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 10/07/2011 02:47 PM, JD wrote:
>
>> Seems to me that the upgrade process itself
>> should be better scripted on the release DVD/CD
>> to take care of such problems, including cleaning
>> up of orphaned packages, and synching of packages.
>> Such a script would be a great help to newbs and
>> non-techies.
>> I hope someone on the fedoraproject's release engineering
>> team notices this post.
> You dont need any scripts. If you upgrade, the previous settings will
> be preserved and there is no need to change unless you want to. In any
> case, writing these scripts is not release engineering's job. If
> needed, it should be part of something like preupgrade. Everyone is
> welcome to volunteer and get it done.
>
> Rahul
>
I was addressing a live upgrade.
A live upgrade does indeed need to
be a script so that newbs and non-techies
will be able to perform without having
to read a how-to procedure and make
accidental mistakes, no matter who
creates it and submits it for inclusion
in the repos.

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