Re: [LAU] Distro upgrade vs: new install

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Date: Friday, May 31, 2013 - 12:10 am

On Thu, 2013-05-30 at 16:05 -0700, Len Ovens wrote:

Hi Len :)

I like it to make fresh installs from time to time, it's like a spring
cleaning. I always made new installs of Ubuntu, never updated from one
release to the next and I stay with an Ubuntu release for a while,
instead of installing always the latest release. For Ubuntu I build my
own kernels.

I prefer Arch Linux, the rolling release model usually does work
perfectly good. I just hold Ardour and Virtualbox packages, but there
are no issues until now, at least not with Virtualbox, I didn't use
Ardour for a long time, so I'm not sure if it's still ok.

Because there are often kernel updates, I install new kernel-rts, but
keep old packages for the kernel-rt, until now I didn't need to
downgrade a kernel-rt for my current Arch install.

So IMO there's no need for a fresh install, if you run a rolling
release.

I agree regarding to the disk space. Multi-boots and backups aren't
issues. FWIW my old drives have one primary partition, but for new
drives I switched to 3 primary partitions. Classic MBR, no LVM etc., the
only exception is an unused FreeBSD.

Regards,
Ralf

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[LAU] Distro upgrade vs: new install, Len Ovens, (Thu May 30, 11:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distro upgrade vs: new install, Ralf Mardorf, (Fri May 31, 12:10 am)
Re: [LAU] Distro upgrade vs: new install, hermann meyer, (Fri May 31, 3:18 am)
Re: [LAU] Distro upgrade vs: new install, david, (Fri May 31, 10:16 am)
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