beta/rawhide upgrade paths (was: New Kernel - athlon - Mozilla)

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at
Tue Sep 9 18:21:52 UTC 2003

On Sep  8, 2003, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at> wrote:

> Seriously though I strongly second Alexandre's objection. If you want
> people to track betas or rawhide at least they should be assured that
> upgrade paths work.

Upgrades from betas to betas or betas to final have never been meant
to work.  My only objection WRT version numbers is that, if you've
already go the 2.4.22-20.1.etc kernel from RHN, it won't let you know
if a newer 2.4.22-1.etc kernel is uploaded to the Severn updates
channel.  This will require action from the RHN team to remove the
2.4.22-20.1.etc kernel from the channel (which AFAICT was already
done, so nobody else should be driven into a pit by RHN) and from
every user who has already installed 2.4.22-20.1... to manually update
to the next version as it makes it to the RHN channel then remove
-20.1... if they'd like RHN to let them know about other updates.
That's not a big deal, but it's something that IMHO we should have
tried to avoid.

Alexandre Oliva, GCC Team, Red Hat

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