[CentOS] Fastest 4.6 -> 5.1 upgrade path

Fri May 30 15:16:46 UTC 2008
Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu at gmail.com>

I did the upgrade dance with yum once when going from Fedora 5 to 7. It
worked, but took a lot of time and left a helluva' lot of obscure lib-failures
and stuff. I eventually got it working but I never felt sure it wouldn't fail
on me whenever. After running the upgraded system for a month or so w/o any
problems, I decided to do a fresh install from scratch with CentOS5 and clear
all FUD I had left.

Yum -upgrades works, but you'll potentially spend a lot of time clearing and
fixing problems afterwards. You want a quick install, do a fresh one. Don't
forget to backup your data first though.

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
Of Johnny Hughes
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2008 5:07 PM
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Fastest 4.6 -> 5.1 upgrade path

Yum upgrades are the hardest to do, and are NOT recommended or 
supported.  They can be accomplished in stages, however it is easy to 
get a non-bootable system.

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