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Apr 11, 2012, 9:38 PM
Post #6 of 6
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM, Igor Cicimov <icicimov [at] gmail> wrote:
Re: Upgrading MythTV & Ubuntu at the same time: anybenefits?
[In reply to]
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 1:11 PM, Gary Buhrmaster <gary.buhrmaster [at] gmail>
>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 02:28, Matt Emmott <memmott [at] gmail> wrote:
>> > Thanks for this thread. My MBE is Mythbuntu 10.10 and I was wondering if
>> > I
>> > should upgrade the OS at the same time. So what you guys are suggesting
>> > is,
>> > wait till 12.04 comes out and then just do one big dist-upgrade?
>> There are two common approaches. The first is what
>> I call the "big bang" approach. Update everything
>> at once, and hope everything works. It is also called
>> the "No guts, no glory" version. If everything does
>> work, you win. If not, you will have no idea which of
>> the hundreds of (small) changes made the difference.
>> The second is what I call the "slow and steady" or
>> "methodical" or "pedantic" way of taking one small
>> step at a time, so that if something breaks, you
>> know what specific change made a difference. If
>> everything works, you wasted a lot of time doing
>> all those intermediate steps and testing. In this
>> second approach, one of your first steps is probably
>> to test your backout recovery plans. For the first,
>> you do not need backups.
>> Your personality may determine which approach
>> you take.
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> I recently did MythTV 0.20/Mythbuntu 8.04 to MythTV 0.23-fixes/Mythbuntu
> 10.04 upgrade taking the "big bang" approach and all went fine. Did complete
> system backup first of course in case I needed to recover and take the "slow
> and steady" approach afterwards. I think this way is safe and fast, why
> would you create lots of work for yourself if you can do it easy way ;-) And
> if that doesn't work ... well then you have to take the hard way.
And I did a "big bang" upgrade on mythbuntu at one stage (to
10.04/myth 0.23 from whatever I had before) and it all went to hell in
a handcart. Luckily a database backup got me up and running on a fresh
install. Luckily data was on a separate partition/disk.
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