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Author: Didier Kryn
To: dng@lists.dyne.org
Subject: Re: [DNG] Er, Not that way ? .Re: Announcing Devuan 4.0: Chimaera!
Le 17/10/2021 à 20:44, Steve Litt a écrit :
> Hendrik Boom said on Sun, 17 Oct 2021 11:55:56 -0400
>> On Sun, Oct 17, 2021 at 07:56:47AM -0400, . via Dng wrote:
>>> On 10/17/21 07:48, terryc wrote:
> [snip]
>>> Well, it can't hurt to try another update/upgrade cycle; I had a
>>> konsole open during the last reboot and it was restored, so I can do
>>> command-line things (and what else could I possibly need:-) If that
>>> doesn't fix things up then it's nuke-and-repave time.
>> I've learned it's useful to repeat upgrades and dist-upgrandes and an
>> occasinoal aptitude until nothing happens AND there are no errors
>> reported.

    Thanks. I discovered there remains a lot to upgrade/install after
the reboot!

    I use to also insert 'apt-get autoremove --purge' in between.

> When dealing with non-rolling releases, and maybe even rolling releases
> in certain circumstances, I'm a fan of nuke-and-repave for major
> versions. This is because I'm an elder in the Church of the Known State,
> and a brand new install is an opportunity to achieve a known state. This
> tends to limit the ghosts of versions past.

    I agree with you. Sometimes it's good to restart fromscratch. It's
also an opportunity to make hardware changes.

    Two systems upgraded to Chimaera these days. All looks fine. Thanks
to the great team.

--     Didier