Mandrake Linux 9.2

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Hello all, I have a linux box Mandrake 9.2 on which I use the following: 1. Fetchmail 2. Postfix 3. Squid 4. Samba and 5. Webmin. I am not convinced about upgrading to Mandriva 2007, I feel I should only upgrade the above services to their latest version and then I should have a box that equates to Mandriva 2007, please can I go ahead and do just that? PLS ADVICE ASAP. Best Regards, Tosin
ASKED: January 8, 2007  7:47 AM
UPDATED: January 9, 2007  10:59 AM

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I’ve used 9.2 up to the latest versions. Certainly if 9.2 is meeting your needs and you don’t want/need the 2.6 kernel enhancements, I don’t see any reasons to upgrade the underlying O/S. You can also upgrade the kernel to 2.6, if you want to: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/linux-kernel/11904-anyone-sucessfully-compile-2-6x-mandrake-9-2-a.html

I am curious why you don’t want to upgrade, but that’s your decision. They all don’t affect you, but there’s a lot of vulnerabilities in 9.2 that would be “fixed” in Mandriva 2007. Obviously, you can update all of the packages using URPMI or going about it the hard way.

Besides hating the name change, I’ve seen no downfalls of 2007. I’m using the Free version, so there’s no upgrade costs involved for me and we use MNF2 at work for some firewalls.

Take care,
Don

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  • Larrythethird
    Besides the venerabilities stated in the previous post, if you upgrade any package, it's dependencies will also need to be updated. Running the current version of most linux softwares bring you close the the newer version. So if you do the normal, and necessary, updates to your current installation, you are probably almost there anyway. The way to find out is to go to the distros site and see what version is in each of the OS version's updates depository for each version of the application in question. In a lot of cases, stable versions get handed down to previous versions of the OS.
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