[linux-audio-user] Looking for a distro strategy

Richard K. Ingalls ringalls at glenwood.k12.mo.us
Tue Jan 20 12:47:53 EST 2004

tim hall wrote:

> Hi Greg,
> On Monday 19 January 2004 3:30 pm, Greg Reddin wrote:
>>What about Agnula?  How do you upgrade
>>individual packages?  How do you back out the upgrade if there's a
>>problem?  Do you manage a separate "test" environment to keep from
>>bringing down your DAW?
> I'm using Agnula on a double-booted system. I've got Woody/DeMuDi-1.0 on hda 
> and Sarge/DeMuDi-1.1.0 on hdb I've set up chroots in both directions so I can 
> access the one while booted into the other. It works for me.
> You'd probably want to track the Agnua/unstable packages - they do maintain 
> ReHMuDi packages too, which I imagine you can install on top of Red Hat same 
> as Debian. You may even be able to use apt, I don't know.
> I'm actually using synaptic as a package manager ATM and apart from a couple 
> of niggles it works well. I can't imagine running a system which didn't have 
> apt - It is super-cool IMHO and extremely well documented, such that I'm able 
> to run insane mixed systems side by side with relative ease. I'd say it was 
> easier to configure and run than, say kmail. I'm still a relative newbie, so 
> experience may show me the pitfalls, but I haven't seen them yet. I guess 
> backing out of upgrades is tricky to say the least, these tools weren't 
> really designed to go backwards. Apt-pinning works for packages in most 
> cases.

For what it's worth... I use YUM instead of apt 
and I LOVE IT!  It is the easiest way to upgrade. 
  Try it out.  I've not tried downgrading though.

Richard K. Ingalls
Director of Information Technology
Glenwood R-8 School District
West Plains, MO

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