update packages or reinstall

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Dec 10 08:22:23 PST 2008

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 11:08:02AM -0500, Gary Hartl wrote:

> Hi all;
> Ok I've got a system running 6.0-release, it is an internal server and has
> nothing important on it.
> I'm running into problems where a lot of the packages are old and out of
> date, and everyday it seems I'm having to update 5-6 of em for something or
> another.
> I'm considering just wiping the system clean and starting from scratch to
> say either 6.4-release or 7.0 release.
> It is a sun netra x1 with a ultrasparc IIe 400mhz and 512mb ram.  The
> machine is here at my location, so accessibility is no problem at all
> I know it is primarily my choice but feedback on whether a total wipe and
> reinstall with something a bit more current would be a better choice than
> fixing what I have.

If you are in a position where a complete reinstall is possible/reasonable
then I would do that.   Make good backups and check their readability
before burning any bridges.


> All feedback welcome.
> Thanks 
> Gary 
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