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! -- MailScanner is like deodorant... You hope everybody uses it, and you notice quickly if they don't!!!!