[CentOS] Upgrading from CentOS 5.6 to 6.0
tdukes at sc.rr.com
Sun Jul 24 00:00:03 UTC 2011
When I say non-rpm, I mean source packages I compiled such as zoneminder.
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> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of R P Herrold
> Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 7:36 PM
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> Subject: [CentOS] Upgrading from CentOS 5.6 to 6.0
> On Sat, 23 Jul 2011, Thomas Dukes wrote:
> > I use to be able to upgrade by doing a 'yum update'. That
> doesn't work
> > either.
> A low skill user was never able to go from 2.1 to 3, nor 3 to
> 4, nor 4 to 5, and an a minimally skilled will not be able to
> go from 5 to 6. This is the policy of the upstream, and a
> sensible one, because of invasive changes each major release
> represents. Functionally, each major is a new product.
> That said, the CentOS wiki has an UNSUPPORTED method for
> media based 'upgradeany' transitions of the type you mention.
> It IS UNSUPPORTED, because it can break systems. For that
> reason, I specifically added warnings to that article, to
> take and test backups before trying that path
> > Guess I'm stuck with 5.6 as I an not about to install a new version
> > and have to rebuild all non-rpm packages from scratch. This
> is worse than Microsoft!!
> Much worse -- you could not steal binaries and license keys
> from CentOS because we give them away for free
> CentOS ships no non-RPM packaged packages -- look to whoever
> put those packages on your box without using the packaging
> system if you feel the need to blame someone
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