[CentOS] Upgrading from CentOS 5.6 to 6.0

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Mon Jul 25 17:05:23 UTC 2011

On Mon, 25 Jul 2011, Les Mikesell wrote:

> On 7/25/2011 11:37 AM, Patrick Lists wrote:
>>>>> Installing non RPM software on an RPM Distro like CentOS is frowned
>>>>> upon. That is the worst way to do it.

> else has already done it.  That is, building an RPM is always more work
> than doing a source install and often imposes inconvenient restraints
> like only permitting a single version to be running at once, and doesn't
> give you any guarantee that you won't have to repeat that extra work
> when the distribution changes.  If you aren't planning to repeat that
> install on other machines, where's the payback for the extra work and
> constraints?

The rant at the start of this thread was about a migration 
into C6, so of course, your predicate condition: 'you aren't 
planning to repeat that install' does not apply

The disciplne and benefit of identifying and solving 
dependencies in a packaged system, rather than splatting as 
root over system libraries upon which other packages depend 
[also, the same isue using CPAN shell to 'solve' a problem, 
rather than packaging, as ZM has many such [1]] is obvious, 
and needs no further advocacy, even for a single install; the 
'straw man' about setting different private library paths 
assumes that the person building such even comprehends that 
there is an issue in play.  Not likely

-- Russ herrold

[1] [herrold at centos-5 zoneminder]$ ls -1 | grep ^per | wc
      37      37    1354

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