[CentOS-devel] CentOS-4.4 yumconf

Thu Sep 7 22:32:53 UTC 2006
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

John Summerfield wrote:
> Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> John Summerfield wrote:
>>> Eh?
>>> Doesn't Anaconda look at the release file to see what it's supposed 
>>> to upgrade _from_? If it doesn't recognise it, how will it know how 
>>> to upgrade?
>> you might want to read up on what anaconda is and when its used. you 
>> seem muchly confused here.
> To override the contents of that, you specify "upgradeany" when booting.
> Now, if people go creating their own centos-release package and changing 
> the contents of that file (as they should), then they are inviting trouble.

no, not really - since upgradeany is the only way to get anaconda to 
move from el3 to el4 anyway  and will, most likely, be the only way to 
move from el4 to el5.

with life-role relation of the enterprise class distro, few people 
actually move a machine from major release to major release - since its 
actually viable to let it just run ( look at all those C3 machines still 
out there )

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq