[CentOS] Upgrade tool for 6 to 7 migration

Mon May 9 23:18:40 UTC 2016
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 05/09/2016 06:15 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 05/09/2016 05:21 PM, Jerry Geis wrote:
>> Is the https://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/CentOSUpgradeTool
>> still not recommend?
>> Is there a expected time when it will be working?
> I personally would never do an in place upgrade on a production machine.
>  Call it a personal bias.
> The versions we have released do not work .. there are updates that need
> to be refactored and rolled in.
> There are several upgrades to the tool, and I expect there will be
> another set shortly before or just after the 6.8 release.
> Here are the tools used:
> Pre Upgrade Assistant:
> https://git.centos.org/summary/?r=rpms/preupgrade-assistant
> Upgrade Tool:
> https://git.centos.org/summary/?r=rpms/redhat-upgrade-tool

I forgot the Preupgrade Assistant Contents:


> openscap:
> http://vault.centos.org/6.7/os/Source/SPackages/openscap-1.0.10-3.el6.centos.src.rpm
> As you can see, there have been several updates since the last time an
> update was rolled in (4 updates to the c6 upgrade tool, 6 upgrades to
> the preupgrade-assistant.)  The openscap might be OK as is, not 100% sure.
> These packages were supposed to be community maintained, but no one has
> done the work to try to keep this updated.  I can TRY to do this (but
> not for a while), but it would be better if someone from the community
> would do it.
> Thread concerning the initial tool patches:
> https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2014-July/011558.html
> NOTE: The patches are scrubbed from the list, but if you have archives
> of the email, they are attached to the actual mails.  The are also in
> git.centos.org now.
> Another thread:
> https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2014-July/011632.html
> and another:
> https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2015-October/013898.html
> So, what we need is someone from the community to maintain this.  Is
> there anyone who will take a look and refactor the patches and test?
> This would be done on the centos-devel mailing list.  If you will
> maintain it .. the info is in git.centos.org, format the patches as 'git
> am' patches and I will work with you to get them into git and the
> packages built.
> If we can't get someone, then I will try to do it when I have time, but
> it is not something that is a high priority and it has to come after my
> other work.  I don't know when I can get to it.

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