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

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at darkover.org
Wed Apr 18 01:05:51 UTC 2007

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On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 01:28:38AM +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Hi,
> Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:
> >1) A script that will create a package specific for that given
> >   system
> >2) Several meta packages
> A couple of scripts and process' have been proposed, including one that 
> Bill did on the wiki just the other day, perhaps you could start there 
> and maybe combine the efforts ? Bill has been putting in a fair bit of 
> effort into the upgrade process and is quite receptive to most ideas.
> There was another, longer and more involved route, posted to the docs 
> list - not sure if its on the wiki as yet.

Most processes I've seen so far on the lists here, although funcional,
are very far from that I'm aiming at.

I want something clean, and 100% based on RPM (the script I'm proposing
would only create a rpm package). In this case, it is better to
start from scratch.

I'm not saying ther other method aren't good. They just are not what I
want, and it is very easy for me to get on the wrong track is I
base my efforts on theirs, as good as they are.

> >Comments ? Suggestions ?
> just one comment - I'd really like to see a functional process that can 
> move most peoples platform from 4.4 to 5.0 :)

As usual, time avaliability is my main problem. Thankfuly, at this point,
I'm mostly running scripts and parsing results (gotta love sed).


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Rodrigo Barbosa
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