[CentOS] upgrade of 32bit to 64 bit CentOS 5.7
rkampen at kampensonline.com
Sat Jan 7 23:30:21 EST 2012
Early in dec I was forced to upgrade one of my server systems -
initially built in 2004 on an intel server mb it finally failed.
Under some time pressure, I replaced the mb etc with a 64 bit asus
system and did a repair of the linux system upon reboot with a 64 bit DVD.
As one can imagine there were some headaches as the kernel was now 64
bit, but yum and friends were still 32 bit.
I managed to upgrade the required packages to 64 bit, rebooted the
server a few times and all appeared to function ok.
BTW the server runs bind, apache, postfix, dovecot, mysql, php and
I have now relocated the server in a lights off situation and myself to
the other side of the planet.
Why all the history - well as I ssh into the box and do my weekly yum
updates, I find that there have been no updates, however all my other
servers have had multiple updates.
Thus I did a rpm -qa and find there are only 65 rpm files listed - they
are all 64 bit or noarch - none of the core server files are present.
How do I systematically update all the files from 32 bit to 64 bit?
As I am unable to physically get in front of this machine, I have zero
room for error - and need the machine to be up and operating each
My google searches have not given me any hits that help.
Any help, directions, things to be aware off etc - appreciated.
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