[CentOS] Upgrading from CentOS 5.6 to 6.0

Stephen Harris lists at spuddy.org
Tue Jul 26 05:20:23 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 01:07:36AM -0400, Mike Burger wrote:
> > On Tue, 26 Jul 2011, Mike Burger wrote:
> > But you are missing the point -- WHY spend the engineering
> > effort on trying to support such Major 'upgradeany's?  A new
> > deployment takes mere minutes for a commercial shop, and by
> > NOT supporting such explicitly, the upstream avoids much
> > support and engineering load.
> Quite simply, because the customer base, which is paying the upstream for
> support, is requesting that such a process be supported.

If there's sufficient customer demand _and_ if RH decide it's worth it
then they might support it.  However I can tell you that the 20,000+ RH
machines at my place will not be major-version upgraded in-place; they'll
be rebuilt (possibly onto new hardware; maybe onto a split-mirror).
That's how we do Linux; that's how we do Solaris; heck, that's even how
we do AIX.

Our support dollars are pushing RedHat in a different direction.  We don't
care about in-place major-version upgrades.



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