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Author jpportz
Full name Jeremy Portzer
Date 2003-03-06 08:50:51 PST
Message On Thu, 2003-03-06 at 09:49, Janyne Kizer wrote:
> I was wondering if it is possible to use Current to update the version
> of Red Hat that you are running. For example, I am running 7.2 on a lot
> of servers. Sometime before the end of the year, I will need to update
> them to a newer version if we are going to keep using Red Hat's errata
> (I'm not sure what we would update to at this point since RH 8 is
> currently scheduled for 12/31/2003 end of life as well). The bulk of my
> servers are remote (several hours drive away) so I am looking for a
> solution that will work across a network. Any thoughts?
>

[Response redirected to users at current dot tigris dot org instead of the old
DULUG list]

This *can* be done if you manually upgrade the redhat-release package
first, and then re-run rhn_register to register with the new channel.
However, I'm not sure I'd recommend it, especially for a major version
number upgrade such as RHL 7.x to 8.x. I've done an upgrade like this
between 7.x versions on several computers without problems (using
apt-get instead of current though), however these were not production
servers.

For production servers, I'd still recommend using the anaconda upgrade
program. You can do a network-based kickstart upgrade which would
require no user intervention, except someone to put the kickstart floppy
in and reboot the computer via kickstart. Not sure if that would be
acceptable in your situation or not.

--Jeremy


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Re: [Current-server] Using Current to update RH version? jpportz Jeremy Portzer 2003-03-06 08:50:51 PST
     Re: [Current-server] Using Current to update RH version? hunterm Hunter Matthews 2003-03-06 09:02:42 PST
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