[CentOS-devel] Re: 4.4 -> 5.0 upgrade (considerations)
rodrigob at darkover.org
Tue Apr 17 19:31:46 UTC 2007
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On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 12:16:50PM -0700, Scott Silva wrote:
> Rodrigo Barbosa spake the following on 4/17/2007 12:00 PM:
> >>> I'm working on a formula to enable a clean upgrade from 4.4 to 5.0.
> >>> Unfortunately, not only we have a big glibc upgrade on our way, we
> >>> also have some nasty package fragmentation. The best exemple
> >>> is xorg-x11-libs, which was separated in several (10+, perhaps)
> >>> packages.
> >>> So far, I think the best plan is to create meta packages to solve
> >>> this dependency hell. Lets call it meta-4.4to5.0-upgrade.noarch.rpm.
> >>> This package should provide and requires the needed components.
> >>> Unfortunatelly, this will probably change from system to system,
> >>> which can become very nasty. In that case, we have two ways to procede:
> >>> 1) A script that will create a package specific for that given
> >>> system
> >>> 2) Several meta packages
> >>> I'm kind of leaning toward the second option, with a super meta
> >>> package that will require them all (in case someone want to
> >>> make things simples at the cost of installing extra packages).
> >>> Comments ? Suggestions ?
> >> Are you looking for something otehr than anaconda for small memory or
> >> something? I do not see live updates working for the faint of heart
> >> from 4.4 -> 5.0 .
> > Nah, mostly remote systems, hosted on datacenters or somewhere else.
> > So far, the main problem I've encontered is really xorg. Go figure.
> You can do remote anaconda installs using vnc. I have done it once or twice.
> Now if you could do remote ssh based text installs, that would really rock!
Humm, that really doesn't cover my needs, since it would need direct
interaction with the hardware (or something nasty to give you an anaconda
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