[ic] DBI Connect errors

Kevin Walsh kevin at cursor.biz
Wed Feb 21 12:47:09 EST 2007

Steve Graham <icdev at mrlock.com> wrote:
> I'm still looking into this - we may have a hardware issue - I think 
> the Perl modules are ok, but there are many package on this server 
> that emerge is wanting to upgrade. What methodology do you use to 
> determine package upgrades? I'm starting to lean toward - "If it 
> ain't broke don' tfix it." :)
I usually do a server housekeeping sweep every couple of days, and I
promptly update whenever an update is available.  My machines are
always bang up to date.

I don't make use of masked packages unless absolutely necessary.  If
I have had to unmask a package then I look to re-mask it as soon as
the version I need is officially released.

You'll have to update eventually, for security or whatever, so you
might as well do it every day/week.  Problems are easier to spot and
roll-back with small incremental updates, compared to traumatic system

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