[CentOS] up2date upgrade-to-release question

Alexandru E. Ungur alexandru at globalterrasoft.ro
Mon Sep 26 14:53:07 UTC 2005

>>> sender: "Dave Laird" date: "Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 06:41:45AM -0700" <<<EOQ
> Good morning, Karanbir...
> On Monday 26 September 2005 2:28 am, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> > In a nutshell, unless you really understand the implications of 
> > upgrading using up2date or yum, reinstall is the best option ( or in a 
> > pinch, use the upgradeany install option after you remove all third 
> > party rpm's and packages ).
> Since I asked this question originally, and my good friend Bob Hanson more
> or less told me the same thing, it is good to see the logical outcome of
> trying after I was warned. 8) Let us hope that in future releases the
> developers at least allow us to do upgrades, but at the present time, it
> does NOT seem something one would recommend. 
Thank you all for advices. Too bad I didn't ask before actually going ahead
with it. After all it all went beautifully in Slackware :) when doing a
slapt-get --dist-upgrade from 9.1 to 10.0...  I thought that I would have
the same luck in CentOS... :) And in the end... I did. My problem arose from 
the fact that kernel* was in the up2date skip list, and thus wasn't updated. 
Once I got it updated too with --force, everything looks just fine. 

Thanks all,

May the --force be with you ;)

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