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Can you not update the repositories to a newer LTS and I'd think there'd be a way to mask certain updates if you do that, so you don't update something like xorg.


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furball146 wrote:
Can you not update the repositories to a newer LTS and I'd think there'd be a way to mask certain updates if you do that, so you don't update something like xorg.
It is a LONG story but even if that was possible (I honestly don't know if it is or not) I am not sure that it would be an option...

What would that do to my kernel etc? I would think it would spaz?


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I guess the possibility exists. But hey, that's what test boxes are for right?

It's not like you're changing from 2.4 to 2.6 though and at this point, I have a hard time imagining something large enough from the kernel that'll mandate an update to everything else to work right.


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CrashTECH wrote:
This is a slightly different rant, but I don't feel like giving it's own thread...


I love how Ubuntu's idea of LTS (long term what?) is ~ 4 years.

I don't feel like upgrading my whole sever just because the repos aren't going to be actively maintained, or even become unavailable.


So point your server to the new repos on the new LTS that they are actively maintaining. Unlike Windows, you don't have to uninstall your OS in order to upgrade it to the latest and greatest ... you just swap out the kernel, choose a new repo and let it update everything automagically. ;)

As a rule of thumb, when you have to reboot Windows due to an update, linux will do it seamlessly in the background. When you have to install a new OS in Windows (ie, moving from 2003 to 2008 or Vista to 7), linux requires a reboot after you install the new kernel.

There are some things that linux does better and long-term maintenance couple with daily updates is definitely one of them.


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