[nycbug-talk] 5.1 -> 5.2 upgrade

Scott Robbins scottro
Sun Feb 8 15:42:13 EST 2004

On Sun, Feb 08, 2004 at 03:34:28PM -0500, Mikel King wrote:
> Scott,
> I've heard mixed results abound. My buddy Pete over at Mozdev did a 
> binary upgrade from 5.1 to 5.2 and it was all good, supposedly his 
> production boxes are all happy.
> There've been a few reports though of stability issues from other camps, 
> I think there was a slightly negative article on /. recently but then 
> again that's no surprise, and from what I remember the issues were 
> mostly regarding wifi cards. Personally I am waiting for a seriously 
> compelling reason to move my boxes from 5.1 to 5.2. If this is 
> production work that you can't run 4.x for then I recommend sticking to 
> 5.1 and waiting for 5.3. Also keep in mind I've heard tell that there 
> may be a 5.2_1 update to fix some of the booboos.

Yes, logic would indicate waiting. There is really no compelling reason
to do it (some folks have said 5.2 is better--my own experience has been
6 of one half a dozen of the other for my needs) save curiosity. 

A lot of it will depend upon how busy I am this coming week--if I have
time to kill, then I might just do it, since as I said, if I simply have
to take this box down for a few hours and reinstall, it's not a big

Thanks for the input.  

One oddity--I have noticed that the boxes that gave me trouble had
OpenOffice on them, and I have seen several reports of people having to
reinstall OpenOffice after an upgrade. This box, being a server of
sorts, doesn't have it.  

On the other hand, I don't see ~what~ that could have to do with
installworld, and feel as if I'm grasping at straws.

Or I might just wait a bit longer for the 5.2_1 you mentioned.

Sigh, decisions, decisions.   (I should be grateful I have enough luxury
at times to play this way).


Scott Robbins

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