long term support release

Krzysztof Halasa khc at pm.waw.pl
Mon Jan 28 02:29:08 UTC 2008

"Stephen John Smoogen" <smooge at gmail.com> writes:

>> They could be done next boot.
> Not always... there have been several changes that could only be done
> via a chroot environment. If for example ext4 were to be chosen for
> Fedora XII it would need a chroot.

Sure, fdisk also needs "chroot", even when the system version stays
the same.

> Large changes in how glibc work are
> probably better examples..

I think everything related to glibc can be done early in the init
sequence. Even before /sbin/init is started, if needed.

BTW: init can be reloaded without rebooting.
Krzysztof Halasa

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