Re: usrmerge -- plan B?
- Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:32:21 +0100
- From: Didier 'OdyX' Raboud <odyx@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: usrmerge -- plan B?
Le jeudi, 22 novembre 2018, 14.56:10 h CET Ian Jackson a écrit :
> There is tradeoff here between risk of breakage, and reduction of
> future work (as most clearly explained by Russ). The argument that is
> being made is that the risk is low because of a lack of reports of
> Others have observed that systems most likely to experience trouble
> will not have been upgraded. For example, chiark was first installed
> with Debian 0.93R5 in 1993. Obviously I haven't usrmerged it. No-one
> sensible in my position would do so.
Of course you do have backups. For the sake of the argument, would you
consider trying an install of usrmerge on a restored backup VM somewhere?
Maybe I'm overlooking something, but it seems that installing usrmerge on a
production system is going to be a _much_ less demanding task proceeding with
a stable upgrade.