update packages or reinstall
jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Dec 10 08:55:36 PST 2008
On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 11:25:57AM -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
> > 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.
> Any suggestions for 7.0 or 6.4?
Go with 7.1
> > All feedback welcome.
> > Thanks
> > Gary
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