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Re: Questions bfore installing amd64
On Feb 26, 12:45am, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
} On Mon, 10 Nov 2008, John Nemeth wrote:
} > You pretty much need to use sysinst to do an uprade. You then
} > need to hope that compat32 works, otherwise all your packages will
} > break. When I did this a couple of years ago, compat32 didn't work.
} > There may also be other gotchas. I did this a couple of years ago and
} > don't recall all the details now. I will point out that this is not
} > for the faint of heart and unless you're an extremely capable sysadmin
} > you shouldn't be doing this on a production system.
} So it's basically "backup, install from scratch, restore" - sounds a lot
} more sane to me, indeed.
Depends on your skill level. I have over 15 years experience
doing sysadmin on production systems and understand operating systems.
I did an inplace upgrade and it was quite successful (not counting
having to immediately rebuild every package due to compat32 being
busted). But if you're not a highly experienced sysadmin then yes,
install from scratch, is probably a better option.
}-- End of excerpt from Hubert Feyrer
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