I always do a clean install. Less chance of old libraries mucking up
Another example: I believe inetd was replaced by xinetd after 7.1
About partitions, What would you do if you lost the disk?
I made seperate partitions for site specific code and /home and do not
format them during install. That way makes for a clean install easy.
>I've been running Mandrake 7.0 (with patches) for a while and want to
>upgrade to 8.0. Before I go out and buy it, my question is this: can I
>upgrade or is it a complete reinstall.
>I want to use my existing partitions and simply update the kernel and
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If the above breaks your system, it's yours and you keep both pieces.
Practice safe computing. Backup the file before you change it.
Do a, man command_here or cat command_here, before using it.