[CentOS] RH9 to centos 5 386

Fri May 2 19:22:14 UTC 2008
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com> wrote:
> I am testing the likelyhood of updating a couple RH9 systems to centos 5
> 386.
>  I found at document that talked about updating to centos 4. steps being:
>  1.) backup
>  2.)
>        rpm --import
> http://pubmirrors.reflected.net/centos/5/os/i386/RPM-GPG-KEY-centOS-5
>        rpm -Uvh --nodeps
> http://pubmirrors.reflected.net/centos/5/os/i386/CentOS/yum-3.0.5-1.el5.centos.5.noarch.rpm
>        rpm -i --nodeps --force
> http://pubmirrors.reflected.net/centos/5/os/i386/CentOS/centos-release-5-1.0.el5.centos.1.i386.rpm
>        yum upgrade
>  Everything was progressing until I did tte "yum upgrade"
>  I got an error about not finding a yum package.
>  "There was a problem importing one of the python modules
>  required to run yum. The error leading to this problem was:
>  No module named yum"
>  What do I do now...
>  Thanks,

There are significant changes in the kernel, software, ext3 etc. The
only way I would trust an update from RHL-9 to EL-5 would be to do a
DVD upgrade... and then I would probably say its faster to do a new
install and reinstall old software.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
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