[CentOS] EL 6 rollout strategies? (Scientific Linux)
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Thu May 12 10:23:52 UTC 2011
On Thursday, May 12, 2011 04:54 AM, Lamar Owen wrote:
> One upgrade I did from C4 to C5 (with upgradeany) was smoother than the last LTS upgrade I tried. I liken the C5 -> C6 upgrade path as trying to take a Ubuntu LTS 6.06 to a 10.04; which path I tried, and failed, to get working. In one case it was with a Dell laptop that came with Ubuntu from Dell, and that is supported by Dell with Ubuntu. Sound quit (known issue), wireless went funky. One 'accidental' (client-initiated) upgrade from 8.04 to 10.04 lost keyboard and mouse after gdm got control.
6.04->10.04? Nah, you are supposed to jump to 8.04 and then to 10.04.
> And even with Dell's that have RHEL support, I've seen issues with CentOS upgrades; but, then again, neither CentOS nor RHEL ( nor SL) support upgrading.
> Upgrades are difficult problems to solve, and at the moment I don't know of any distribution (that claims upgradability) that gets it completely right for all the cases I've tried.
Not even Debian?
On the OpenSolaris/OpenIndiana side of things, I have not had problems.
And you get a complete rollback option too as a bonus.
> The CentOS path (it's not supported, but if you're brave and know exactly what you're doing there is upgradeany to let you shoot yourself in the foot) I feel is the correct one.
Right...maybe no longer after you have tasted OpenSolaris/OpenIndiana
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