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

Tue Apr 17 19:16:50 UTC 2007
Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>

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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