[CentOS-devel] CentOS/RHEL 5.3
dag at centos.org
Wed Jan 21 16:11:00 UTC 2009
On Wed, 21 Jan 2009, James Antill wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 15:19 +0100, Dag Wieers wrote:
>> Feel surprised to find in the RHEL 5.3 release notes the following
>> While anaconda's "upgrade" option will perform an upgrade from
>> Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7 or 5.2 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
>> 5.3, there is no guarantee that the upgrade will preserve all
>> of a system's settings, services, and custom configurations.
>> For this reason, Red Hat recommends that you perform a fresh
>> installation rather than an upgrade.
>> So they are advising to reinstall RHEL 5.3 even when you're running RHEL
> *speaking _for me / as me_, as always, etc.*
> I don't see the above text in the release notes, but what I do see is
> the top section of:
> ...which implies (to me) that the text you quoted is saying something
> like "although a 4.7 => 5.3 upgrade has the same UI as 5.2 => 5.3, you
> shouldn't expect it to work as well in all cases".
> And, of course, that's all anaconda specific ... going 5.2 => 5.3 via.
> "yum update" is expected to just work.
I meant announcement, not release notes. See:
If "yum updated" is expected to work, the quoted paragraph is very bad
worded. This is the kind of thing the Ubuntu people are using against RPM
And how ill-informed it may be, it is better to avoid than to remedy.
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