On 15-Oct-2001 Nathan Straz wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 08:47:45AM -0500, s-luppescu@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> If not (and for those of us too impatient to wait for it), is there
>> another way to upgrade our xfs systems?
> Unless the Redhat installer does something special during the system
> upgrade, you should be able to just install the new packages over your
> current installation.
> 1. Download the new distro or get the new CDs
> 2. rpm --freshen -vh /path/to/redhat/7.2/RPMS/*
> I haven't needed to upgrade a RedHat system in quite some time (I'm a
> Debian user), so I don't know if this really works. In theory, it
> should. As always, backup your system before performing any upgrades.
The problem with this is that the distribution now comes on 2 CDs, so you have
to copy all the RPMs from both CDs into a spare directory and do the upgrade
from there. If you don't have a spare piece of 1.2 GB disk space to do this in,
you get into all kinds of ugly dependency problems.
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