[CentOS] Migrate from RHAS 4 to CentOS 4.2

Thu May 4 15:11:30 UTC 2006
Jason Dixon <jason at dixongroup.net>

On May 2, 2006, at 7:08 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:

> On Tue, 2006-05-02 at 16:28 -0400, Jason Dixon wrote:
>> I have a SGI Altix 350 (ia64) that came with RHAS 4, but without any
>> paid support.  I would like to migrate the server over to CentOS.
>> Here is what I've pieced together from some older posts by Johnny,
>> can someone confirm this should work?  I know this is somewhat
>> covered in the FAQ, although both entries refer to FC or WBEL, which
>> already have built-in yum support.
>> Install the following files:
>> http://vault.centos.org/4.2/os/ia64/CentOS/RPMS/
>> yum-2.4.0-1.centos4.noarch.rpm
>> http://vault.centos.org/4.2/os/ia64/CentOS/RPMS/centos-
>> release-4-2.1.ia64.rpm
>> http://vault.centos.org/4.2/os/ia64/CentOS/RPMS/centos-
>> yumconf-4-4.3.noarch.rpm
>> Edit /etc/yum.conf and perform a "yum update".
> Jason ... you will also need to install any yum dependencies ...  
> sqlite,
> python-urlgrabber, python-elementree,  python-sqlite come to mind as
> probably required as a manual install.  I think it should work after
> that like this.

Thanks to Johnny, Maciej and William for their feedback.  I am going  
to attempt the aforementioned "migration" first.  If this fails  
spectacularly, rest assured I will reinstall with CentOS 4.x and  
restore from backup.

Thanks again,

Jason Dixon
DixonGroup Consulting