[CentOS-devel] 4.4 -> 5.0 upgrade (considerations)
rodrigob at darkover.org
Tue Apr 17 06:17:54 UTC 2007
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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)
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
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 ?
"Quid quid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
"Be excellent to each other ..." - Bill & Ted (Wyld Stallyns)
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