Upgrades driving me crazy....
mikep at clearskymedia.ca
Thu Nov 12 04:46:47 UTC 2009
On 2009-11-11, at 6:33 PM, Ryan Lynch wrote:
> I really don't understand something, here. First, you blast Fedora for
> its high-speed upgrade treadmill. OK, fair enough--that gets on my
> nerves, too, at times.
> But then, near the end of your email, you complain that Red Hat/CentOS
> lacks the newest updates. Huh? Which is it--do you want the updates,
> or not?
I would not call it "Blast". Simply saying it is becoming unmanageable
in a production environment of 40 odd servers and wondering what
others are doing.
Unfortunately the servers do not have much in common. I was using
system images for a while and that worked well.
But creating them for 2-3 machines did not seem worth it anymore.
Again, as I said... I do want the latest packages, as in do a "yum
update", just not have to do reinstall from scratch.
I guess there must be too many dependencies to do so that would break
As well, I have issues where even some paid support software I use
(Zmanda) does not even support the latest versions of FC.
So when I upgrade to FC 11, I have to hack away to get Zmanda to start
If it sounds like a rant... It's simply because I am starting to
bring all machines to FC 11 and it's a real bitch of a job! :)
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