[CentOS] Is it better to rebuild or update my notebook for 4.4
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Mon Sep 4 05:34:27 UTC 2006
Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> With all the conversations here, and some things on my system, I am
> seriously thinking of taking another drive, install 4.4 on it, and then
> move my /home partition (I planned for such eventualities by putting
> /home on its own partition).
Why the rush to upgrade?
I've just installed 4.3, you can safely bet I'm not going to reinstall.
I will deal with the problems that matter to me, ignore the rest.
However many problems there have been with 4.4, probably most of them
don't bite a large proportion of users.
> Couple of questions:
> I did my current build with a ks.cfg on a floppy.
> Can I use the same information for 4.4 as I did for 4.3? That is
> none of the packages are version specific it seems.
Yes. Likely with 5 too (with minor revision to the packages).
> How can I figure out what I have added and add that to my ks.cfg?
rpm -qa --last.
> yum listgroup and yum list and compare to the content of ks.cfg?
> Is jre supplied by sun in this release? I really have a mess with
> Firebird. It is not recognizing the java plugin.
is it in RHEL? I wouldn't think so. Maybe in an additional repo.
> I am going to go over my install notes again....
The hardest thing is config changes. rpm -Va can help, but it's not perfect.
If you have/want to have a new drive, clone the system and upgrade the
clone. If it breaks, you get a chance to try plan b.
btw Assuming USB2 (or the willingness to run it overnight), Knoppix on
CD is a top way to clone disks. You need a USB2 enclosure; plug it in
and play away with dd (good if the target's larger and you only want to
resize the last partition, parted which can do magic stuff and/or ntfs
utils, ace if you have NTFS partitions.
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