[CentOS] Problems in x86_64 Centos 5

Mogens Kjaer mk at crc.dk
Fri Sep 7 13:15:20 UTC 2007

Erkki.Aalto at Helsinki.FI wrote:
> We upgraded a 64 bit server from Centos 4 to 5 and encountered some
> strange problems. 

I've seen this problem both for CentOS and Fedora.

An example could be:

CentOS 4.x: has foo-7.2-el4
CentOS 4.x updates: has foo-7.4-el4
CentOS 5: has foo-7.3-el5

So when you do an upgrade to CentOS 5, you don't get the el5 version
as 7.3 < 7.4.

Last I did an upgrade of FC6 to F-7 I ended up with a system
with non-functional yum because of some mismatching python

I guess it is a problem that is not very easy to solve.

You could try with an:

# rpm -qa|fgrep el4

and look for old packages.


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