[CentOS] Re: Migration from RH9

Ugo Bellavance ugob at lubik.ca
Thu Nov 22 17:46:24 UTC 2007

Craig White wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-11-22 at 09:51 -0500, Ugo Bellavance wrote:

> ----
> questions were far to general to get specific responses

That is what I thought.

> There is no supported upgrade path for either RHL 9 or Fedora 4 to
> CentOS but you certainly can use anaconda to do that by appending...
> linux upgradeany

In fact I won't upgrade the current machines, as they're old.  I'd setup 
new servers and migrate services one to one from the old to the new ones.

> You get to keep the pieces that are broken.
> per info on Centos web site...
> http://centos.org/modules/smartfaq/faq.php?faqid=43
> CentOS 3.x is in maintenance updates only mode...hardly makes sense to
> me to install this on anything UNLESS you have specific software that
> will only run on 2.4 kernels
> CentOS 4.x enters into maintenance updates only mode March 1st, 2008 -
> not that far off
> I don't know anything about 'perforce environment' and thus have nothing
> to offer. Similarly, I haven't use squid for many years and likewise
> dansguardian.

Perforce is a CVS-like system (proprietary).

> Apache/PHP/MySQL are all starting to show their age on CentOS-4.x but
> thankfully, there is CentOS Plus repository for updated php & mysql but
> if I were thinking in terms of updates that I didn't have to bother with
> for a few years, I would certainly go all the way to CentOS 5
> You might find some useful information here...
> http://centos.org/search.php?query=upgradeany&andor=AND&action=results&submit=Search

All very good info, thanks!


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