On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 09:35:45 +0800 John Summerfield <[email protected]> wrote: > > Why I do ask such a thing is the problem I have met with the > > support of my existing release (6). I have even a server set up and > > tuned up and to change to another release, now 8, it is a hard deal > > - as a lot of now working stuff should be remade - just to satisfy > > a new release > > There have been few problems attributable to that heritage. > > It's true that there have been fresh installs from time to time, but > always my ~ has been copied on without dramas. Well. I do not speak about home dir. survival. I speak about whole the system. I've brought You an example of a server - when a lot of important for an organization software had been tuned up and it served well, passing just 1 year or even may less, the organization has to destroy all their results and start the process a new. - And this just for the new release declaration. So I ask, why is it so? While having not those release proclamation/organization/etc say, we have Fedora - without any number after its name - and can update the software happily. - Why not? Why people here speak about the price - just to be on bleeding edge? And how it connects to the release numbering / software restriction? Today I've just tried to upgrade from FC6 up to F7. My first question was: having a DVD and an USB-connected dvd-rom and being unable to boot from it but from my HDD with the running FC6 in single mode, is there an update suite running which I can update just what I have installed at present, resolving dependencies, removing old unnecessary now packages, etc? Second: my fonts collection that one day, an year ago was set up for X (KDE, OO, Gimp, etc) now does not work. How I can solve the problem for all the human system users at once. Thus, as we see, just for a desktop upgrading between releases is not easy, so what to say about a server?!