[CentOS-devel] Re: 4.4 -> 5.0 upgrade (considerations)

Bruce Holzrichter bholzrichter at ossystems.net
Tue Apr 17 19:25:09 UTC 2007

Yup, I know, just letting you know so I don't forget.


Scott Silva wrote:
> Rodrigo Barbosa spake the following on 4/17/2007 12:00 PM:
>> On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 12:55:24PM -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>>> On 4/17/07, Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at darkover.org> wrote:
>>>> 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)
>>>> packages.
>>>> 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
>>>>   system
>>>> 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 ?
>>> Are you looking for something otehr than anaconda for small memory or
>>> something? I do not see live updates working for the faint of heart
>>> from 4.4 -> 5.0 .
>> Nah, mostly remote systems, hosted on datacenters or somewhere else.
>> So far, the main problem I've encontered is really xorg. Go figure.
>> []s
> You can do remote anaconda installs using vnc. I have done it once or twice.
> Now if you could do remote ssh based text installs, that would really rock!

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