[CentOS] New to the list and one quick question

Bryan J. Smith b.j.smith at ieee.org
Tue Sep 13 03:15:59 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 21:04 -0600, Greg Knaddison wrote:
> No upgrade path is really all that supported or fool-proof.

I never said it was fool-proof or asserted anything of the sort.
Fedora Core versions _are_ designed to upgrade Red Hat Linux.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS do not.

In other words, I wanted him to know that Red Hat Enterprise Linux /
CentOS aren't done via direct "CD Upgrades" from Red Hat Linux.  That's
all.  Don't read too much into what I said.

He mentioned Fedora Core, so I explained to him that its the linear
upgrade path from Red Hat Linux if you're planning to do a direct "CD

> Since he hasn't upgraded his system from RH9

And with Fedora Legacy support continuing, unless he needs features, I'd
just leave Red Hat Linux 9 in place for now.  At least I'd do it
_instead_ of trying to "upgrade" to CentOS via direct CD upgrade.

> I would say that CentOS is more likely to suit him than FCx since
> CentOS will be supported with more certainty for a longer period of
> time.

Agreed.  Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the only product Red Hat has ever
given any certainty on support, so CentOS offers that as well.

I would recommend he stick with Red Hat Linux 9 for now, but consider
introducing CentOS 4 by installing it to a new disk on the same
hardware.  From what I read, I wanted him to know that he can't just do
a direct "CD Upgrade" like he could with Fedora Core -- that's all.

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