[CentOS] [Off Topic] - need help registering to the smplayer forum

Sat Jun 13 18:45:05 UTC 2015
jd1008 <jd1008 at gmail.com>

On 06/12/2015 11:24 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> jd1008 wrote:
>> On 06/12/2015 10:32 AM, Jonathan Billings wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 10:16:28AM -0600, jd1008 wrote:
>>>> That said, I wonder if centos has a counterpart to fedup,
>>>> so that I can upgrade to centos 7.5.
>>> AFAIK, nothing that's supported.  There's the tool available here:
>>> http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/CentOSUpgradeTool
>>> ... but it can leave your system in a broken state.
>>> (I'm assuming you mean migrating from CentOS6 to CentOS7.  I have no
>>> idea what CentOS 7.5 is.  Typo?)
>> Yes, I meant to type 7.x (thinking that there might be newer releases.
>> How hard would it be to port fedup to Centos?
> I believe - what's it called, preup? - exists. I'll also note that the
> overwhelming opinion is DON'T USE IT.
> One good reason: from one full release of an enterprise o/s to the next,
> there are many major upgrades - packages goind from, say, 4 to 6, and the
> odds are that will break your system, or what you run on it. This is one
> reason that /home, and other locations for data are on separate partitions
> - when you upgrade, you tell it install, custom install, format /boot and
> /, and you won't lose anything.
> Counter example: torque, a cluster software package that we use heavily,
> in the middle of CentOS 6.6, which is from EPEL, *suddenly*, with no
> warning, went from 2.5.x to 4.2, which broke all of our clustering, and
> killed a number of large jobs. We had to downgrade (and that was, um,
> interesting, since EPEL did not see fit to either name the new package
> something like torque4, and didn't leave the old one around to allow an
> easy downgrade. Fortunately, we have a local mirror.....
> Now think of upgrading from 6 to 7, and having something like that hit you.
>           mark
That's depressing !!
Reason I asked is because the centos7 release DVD does not
support my  NVIDIA Corporation G98M [Quadro NVS 160M] (rev a1)
It is incredibly strange that it is supported by Centos 6.4
which installed from DVD without a hitch.