[CentOS] EL 6 rollout strategies? (Scientific Linux)

Wed May 11 20:34:49 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 5/11/2011 3:18 PM, Lamar Owen wrote:
> On Wednesday, May 11, 2011 01:51:08 PM Les Mikesell wrote:
>> I've always been a fan of the
>> coordination they have among the additional repositories that is lacking
>> in yum/rpm equivalents and was impressed when my 9.0.4 installs
>> painlessly upgraded themselves to 10.0.4.
> You must not have many PPA's enabled.  And you must not use PostgreSQL, which won't painlessly upgrade on anything.....

Automatically doing the dump/load (and magically finding the space for 
it) for version changes that need it would be a lot to ask.

>> Admittedly, not as many
>> locally configured apps as on my Centos boxes, but it all still seemed
>> to be working after the major-version over-the-network upgrade.
> I've had the opposite experience with several clients, using Ubuntu as a desktop, not a server.  I've had a few issues with servers, too.

With the LTS versions?  One of mine was a laptop where centos didn't see 
the wifi adapter and I had it set up to either dual boot or run under 
vmware player.  And I was surprised that after doing the update under 
vmware it still came up fine when booted natively and only asked to 
reconfigure the X setup.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com