F15 preupgrade: lots of uneraseable dupes

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 18:52:09 UTC 2011

On 10/11/2011 12:14 AM, JD wrote:
> On 10/10/2011 11:35 AM, suvayu ali wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 8:06 PM, JD<jd1008 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>   >  Upgrading a distribution is a fairly complex process to say the least.
>>> So, by virtue of that statement itself, non-techies and
>>> newbs most certainly need such an expertly written script(s).
>> Scripts are usually meant to deal with corner cases, not as full blown
>> solution for the most general case. An application/utility written in
>> a high level programming language is more appropriate in that case.
>> In any case, I don't see what your gripe is. Do you think preupgrade
>> is the wrong way to solve the problem and would like an alternative,
>> or am I missing something here?
> Is that a fact or an opinion?

It is a fact.   There is a lot of empirical proof for this.  Scripts are
good for single purpose small cases.  Once you want to deal with complex
problems, a script won't scale.  Error handling isn't as sophisticated
for instance.


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