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On 05/03/2010 18:54, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Thursday 04 March 2010 11:08:52 Samuli Suominen wrote:
>> Attached you can find the news item for up coming profile cleanup.
> do profiles really need to be culled this often ? we used to let the tail run
> longer and no one complained. it's easier to upgrade an old system when the
> current profile is sane than having to create one from scratch because the new
> profile uses features not actively available.
> i.e. let's set a limit of like 3 years on profiles
I think I have mostly upgraded my machines, but I completely agree - I
sometimes let some old virtual machines sit unbooted for a year and then
suddenly want to use them and bring them up to date and occasionally
this can be a right old pain in the derrier...
Surely 4 months is too short a warning for profiles which can easily be
simply left to rot instead?