Strange behavior with upgrade to RH 7.3

Joe Klemmer klemmerj at
Fri Sep 6 17:11:56 CEST 2002

On Fri, 2002-09-06 at 06:49, Rich Shepard wrote:

>   Regardless of the amount of planning, Joe, there's a big difference
> between those who work professionally as SysAdmins (doing upgrades and
> tinkering under the hood all the time) and us end users with dozens of
> end-user apps in which we spend our days.

	This is true.  I didn't mean to imply that there wasn't a problem and
that any difficulties could be attributed to the user or the like.  My
intent was to address the comment about RH 7.3 having problems with
upgrading.  It's not a given that you will have problems upgrading any
version of any Linux distro.  Conversely, it's not a given that you will
NOT have problems. 
>   I had an experienced SysAdmin working with me and the process still took
> several days. This is the worst major version upgrade I've been through
> since I first booted RH 4.1 some time in 1997. I'm still finding broken
> pieces, such as mozilla working yesterday but not this morning.

	From other messages on this that you posted I'm not clear as to how you
did the upgrade.  Did you upgrade in place or reformat the system
partitions and install?  The latter is the old Slackware way to
upgrade.  My "production" server has been upgraded in place since RH 2.1
and I haven't had any real issues with it.

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