Newbie Question About System Update
scottro at nyc.rr.com
Tue Apr 19 15:53:48 PDT 2005
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On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 04:32:54PM -0600, Warner Losh wrote:
(I don't think this original quote is Warner's, but I lost the poster's
> > That being said, I quite often do installworld on running systems because I
> > have no way to go to single-user mode. It almost always works well enough
> > for my purposes, but I don't want anyone to think that it's "OK" to do this,
> > as it's not guaranteed to work, and will most likely result in some programs
> > not being updated (such as the examples in the previous paragraphs).
> It usually works well enough most of the time. I do it all the time
> on my development machines. The problem is "well enough" and "most of
> the time."
This is why, as I said, I test it on a sacrificial box--that box has
almost identical hardware to the remote servers. I'm fortunate to have
that setup though.
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Anya: Listen, I have this little project I'm working on, and I
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