[PlanetCCRMA] upgrading ccrma to FC4 from FC1 question

David Fraser davidf@sjsoft.com
Sun Jul 3 12:09:01 2005

tom poe wrote:

>I haven't read the wonderful words of Fernando in the
>ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/ section since at least last
>year, so will do that, shortly.  I have always had 56k modem capability,
>and keeping CCRMA current was always a big problem for me, personally. 
>I have relocated to the midwest, and the internet access choices are
>Third World quality.  :)
>I am now paying huge bucks for a DSL connection that gives me 27Kb/s
>download time.  This makes keeping current a lot more doable.  So,
>having successfully "dist-upgrade" with apt, my FC1 stands ready to make
>the push to get to FC4, using just my DSL connection (I don't have a
>CD/RW drive available).  Is there a preferred approach described for
>accomplishing this goal?
I have actually found apt-get *more* reliable for upgrading than doing a 
CD install.
It's only anecdotal evidence, but I have upgraded via apt-get since FC1.
For FC4 I decided to try using the CD upgrade and it destroyed my rpm 
It doesn't seem to have logic in the installer to handle custom packages 
etc as well as apt-get.
At least apt-get will warn you what is going to happen.
You may want a Knoppix disk handy for recovery if you can get one though :-)