[Mailman-Users] Debian upgrade hell...

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui at plaidworks.com
Tue Jun 26 08:51:12 CEST 2001

On Monday, June 25, 2001, at 10:30 PM, J C Lawrence wrote:

> The patter I usually follow in such cases:

And people start to understand why I'm so hard-core about having test 
machines. I'm very paranoid about making changes to a production machine 
that I haven't already made to a test machine. Even for the "I'm only a 
lowly linux user", you can save 99% of these hassles with a cheapo $500 
beat-it-up box that you load with your system and try changes on, or 
even a nspare disk for your desktop and/or laptop. How many hours lost 
to fixing hosed "real" systems pays for that?

I will, sometimes, upgrade a production system cold. If there's a really 
serious issue where the cure is unlikely worse than the disease, or when 
I know the software well enough to know that the risks are minimal (or 
that I can hack it back into shape quickly). But I try to keep that very 

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