[RDD] Centos 6 ALSA Updates

Wayne Merricks waynemerricks at thevoiceasia.com
Thu Jun 9 07:24:56 EDT 2016

Just as an FYI to any Ubuntu server users, I had to go through the pain 
of updating a web server to Ubuntu 16.04.  16.04 really should not be 
used in production unless you're willing to work around breakages during 
the upgrade.

I've had minor issues in the past with obscure bits but MySQL, PHP and 
Apache all breaking/not installing properly on the update is something 
obvious I think should have been fixed before release. Hopefully it will 
change with the first point release as previously I've updated various 
machines as far back as 10.04 over the years without issue so this break 
was completely unexpected.

On 09/06/16 12:00, Cowboy wrote:
> On Thursday 09 June 2016 06:30:44 am Robert Jeffares wrote:
>> run updates on a non essential machine, then
>> others one by one. Generally I don't make any changes until they have
>> been out for a month or so.
>   Same here, ever since the notorious WinNT SP2 update which broke
>   NT hopelessly on many mission critical machines world wide, and was
>   almost immediately recalled, but not before much damage was done.
>   Now, it's very true, that *was* Micro$oft, but these days when too many
>   "programmers" have a Micro$oft mentality, automatic updates has
>   proven too often to be a very bad thing !
>   I've had some trouble with all versions of anyone's distro, no matter the OS,
>   including CentOS 7, which most recently broke the stock included e-mail
>   client, while fixing the Vbox DKMS which the previous update broke.
>   M$ recently seems to be deliberately breaking everything by putting
>   a forced update to the seriously flawed Win10 into everything.
>   Bottom line : If you're going to assume the responsibility of being
>   or acting like a sysadmin, then it's YOUR responsibility to test and
>   re-test any and everything deployed into the revenue stream.
>   "Automatic updates" is just irresponsible, almost to a criminally negligent level.
>   Red Hat does a pretty good job, but you have to remember who they
>   are doing it for, and it's not you !
>   Debian is much better, but they do have their political agenda.
>   Ubuntu, well, not even worth mentioning.

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