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Old 06-17-2004, 02:56 PM   #1
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Upgrading Question from 9.1 to 10

Hey Gang,

I have a simple Mandrake 9.1 file server. It runs great and hasn't been rebooted in like 9 months. I was thinking about upgrading it. Is it worth upgrading or should I just do a full Mandrake 10 reinstall? I am Running Suse 9.1 pro on my desktop. Should I just install Suse on the server too?

I have about 1 year of Linux Experience and I am a titch nOObish. Any advice would be apprecited.


Old 06-18-2004, 01:48 AM   #2
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I don't know about Mandrake 9.1, but I upgraded from Mandrake 9.2 to Mandrake 10.0 without any problems. It has the added bonus of leaving all my /etc customizations intact.

The other question is, since the server has been up for 9 months without problems (I'm assuming), why upgrade it? It's working and as long as you're installing the security updates, it should keep working just fine.

Old 06-20-2004, 03:43 AM   #3
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Mate I am still trying to fix the problems upgrading from 9.2 to 10. you can do a search on my username to see my woes.

If your server is running ok I would definatly not recommend upgrading.

If it aint broke.....
Old 06-20-2004, 06:42 AM   #4
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...don't fix it.

If you want to upgrade badly, it is better to do a clean install as it'll get rid of the residue between versions.
Old 06-20-2004, 06:55 AM   #5
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I just went 9.2 - 10... kept my /home and installed 10 clean on a new partition (keeping the 9.2 on the pld partition just in case).

Linked /home to the new mdk10 and did a few configs and all went well...

I tend to do it that way as it keeps my working old version and I have been screwed by an 'upgrade' in the past - tho some went clean.

Anyway, now happily using 10 and I think it's a worthwhile upgrade. Nothing special, but a few things seem to work a little better...

If it was a server, I don't know if I would have done it... I just keep the firewall box (smoothwall) up to date.


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