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Old 03-05-2003, 12:59 PM   #1
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Question Point Upgrades of Distributions


Hello, Folks.

Do distributions such as Red Hat need new installation CDs for point upgrades or do update utilities such as up2date cover it?

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--Erich
 
Old 03-05-2003, 01:16 PM   #2
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up2date will take care of it... no cd's needed :-)
 
Old 03-05-2003, 01:18 PM   #3
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Cool

Just curious. Thanks!

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Old 03-05-2003, 02:19 PM   #4
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just give the up2date app a go... it does very well especially with a nice fast connection... still, it is no substitute for a distro that has ALL the apps compiled from source. Yes, your box will be faster... unless you're one of these guys with a PentiumV(jk :-))...

Ask anyone who run Slack or Debian or even your own linux (LFS)... you really can see a difference...
 
Old 03-05-2003, 02:31 PM   #5
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Originally signatured by JStew
There are only 2 types of people -- those that understand Octal numbers and ... uh... wait... that's not witty...
Haha! I like that. That should be 8 types though surely?
 
Old 03-05-2003, 06:32 PM   #6
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still, it is no substitute for a distro that has ALL the apps compiled from source. Yes, your box will be faster...

Ask anyone who run Slack or Debian or even your own linux (LFS)... you really can see a difference...
Did not know that! Cool.

Thanks,

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Old 03-06-2003, 06:17 PM   #7
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Q*Bert: well... i started to see everyone using the old binary... you know... "there are 10 types of people -- those who who understand binary and .... yada ...

Computer geeks sometimes think they corner the market on wisdom AND humor...

At any rate, octal numbers are actually like 4, 2, 1 --- combine them any way you like--- they will never be the same. You may ask like I did why they are useful. Actually they are used for Unix permissions and rights for files and dirs. 4= read, 2= write, 1=execute... when you add these up you get a nice number that tells you automatically what rights an owner, member of a group or 'others' have for a file or dir.

It also worked great on my baseball sim game I programmed for a class. I needed something to signify the bases situation: bases loaded = 7; first and third = 5; second base = 2; you get the idea...

And that... was all you ever needed and more to know about octal numbers...
 
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And that... was all you ever needed and more to know about octal numbers...
lol.
 
  


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