[CentOS-devel] CentOS-4.4 yumconf

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Fri Sep 8 02:21:39 UTC 2006

Jim Perrin wrote:
>> <rolls eyes>
>> that's completely what I expected.
>> q. Why would RH want users to test the uprade, if it's not to be
>> supported in the final release?
>> a. Dunno. See
>> http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-4-Manual/x8664-multi-install-guide/ap-upgrade.html 
> Well, since this seems to be turning into a pissing contest, lets settle 
> this.
> 1. Yes, the software supports the upgrade feature. It was there in the
> past, it'll probably continue to be there in the future.
> 2. Does it work? Depends on what you've done to the system previously.
> The stuff you like to has a fair amount of warning sprinkled over it.
> 3. Will RH support it? Nope. The admin I replaced at work tried this
> one from RHEL3 to RHEL4. He had issues with stock RHEL software.
> Nothing 3rd party, nothing fancy. The support rep told him that
> upgrades were not supported, and to back up his data and to try to
> duplicate the problem on a clean install. They would not assist once
> they determined the box had been upgraded.
> You're both right. Software supports it. People won't.

And on CentOS the only people who matter are those who own the boxes. 
Let's not complicate their life.




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