On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 3:42 PM Joe <j...@jretrading.com> wrote:
> For a version upgrade, yes, this is Standard Operational Practice. The
> main reasoning is that the upgrade has been tested in that way i.e.
> from the final version of everything in the old distribution, and has
> not been tested from earlier software versions.

OK thanks. I didn't actually know that, but for a long time my
practice (at work)
is complete re-installation rather than upgrade.

> Finally, if upgrading the old system revealed a bug and broke
> something, it will be easier to fix within a familiar system, and a
> good idea to do so before the version upgrade.

Yes, thanks for the "fine print". And don't forget to point out that one might
actually want to try things out on the upgraded system before the
version upgrade.
Not just reboot and resume upgrading. Instead really try-out things
before the upgrade ;-)
As I have experienced first-hand ;-)

> So, no, you don't have to, but yes, it is recommended.
> Joe

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