[CentOS] Fastest 4.6 -> 5.1 upgrade path

Sat May 31 15:13:14 UTC 2008
Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu at gmail.com>

Couldn't agree more. Personally I wanted to see what the fuss was all about. I
certainly got my hands full... 8-)

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Subject: Re: [CentOS] Fastest 4.6 -> 5.1 upgrade path

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 8:16 AM, Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> and stuff. I eventually got it working but I never felt sure it wouldn't
> 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
> 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.

I upgrade between minor releases, and that seems to work fairly well.
But for any major release, I'd go for a clean install.

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