FYI on updated RPMs for redhat 7.3 (see note

JoeHill joehill-rieW9WUcm8FFJ04o6PK0Fg at
Wed Dec 24 21:51:23 UTC 2003

On Wed, 24 Dec 2003 16:20:17 -0500
Fraser Campbell <fraser-Txk5XLRqZ6CsTnJN9+BGXg at> wrote:

> Or run, don't walk, to and find out about an OS that's 
> been offering stability and rock-solid upgrade procedures for 10 years.

It's getting more tempting. Mandrake 9.2 has *not* been very stable. Not to the
point of something like XP, but not what I was used to with 9.1.

However, today for example, I upgraded the kernel:

urpmi --update kernel

urpmi --update kernel-source

then run the NVIDIA installer, and boom I'm up again, with LILO configured
automagically. I'm hoping the new kernel (2.4.22-21) will prove more stable, but
if it doesn't, is apt similar in it's "user friendliness"? Like when I update
Apache, it's not going to require me to reconfigure, apt-get does the necessary
fiddly bits for me? I don't mind having to learn a bit more about the guts of my
system, quite the contrary, but I'm not looking for *too* much of a leap, like
Slack or Gentoo.

Just curious.

Merry Christmas all!

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