I admit I was confused as to how to test/upgrade to 12.1. It appears there is not really a way to do that from what you’re saying without installing an update through a RC1 “snapshot.” I though if I added the factory repos I could “step into” the milestones for 12.1. And I couldn’t find anything explicit saying if that would work or not.
I’ve used Ubuntu before, which seems to have a friendlier method of doing this.
I’ll try downloading a NetCD or DVD and running an update.
On 10/27/2011 06:16 AM, kahu wrote:
> I though if I added the factory repos I could “step into” the milestones for 12.1.
well, don’t misunderstand me…it is possible to “step into” the
milestones and just happen to download a working image…but, that would
be nothing but pure luck because the code in factory is constantly
periodically they will stop making changes, run some tests and if it is
promising will take a SNAPSHOT of the codebase and release that snapshot
as (say) Milestone 1, or Beta, or RC 1 or whatever…but, the moment
that snapshot is released THEN they start applying patches to
Factory…and, if you join Factory the day after RC1 is FROZEN and
released then you might find a working system or you might not…
since there is NO way to know what you down loaded, it is impossible to
help you fix it…on the other hand, if you had downloaded and run RC1
then you could test it…test it to report bugs so they get fixed, not
test it to seek fixes or work arounds on your test copy…
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