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Re: upgrading RH 9 system->Fedora with iso files and apt only

On 21/11/03, at  14:51 +0200, Panu Matilainen <pmatilai welho com>  babbled:

> Ok, since you need a remote upgrade then apt/yum/up2date is needed. For
> apt you basically need to create a local repository of the RPMS. Suppose
> you have the iso's mounted in /mnt/yarrow1, /mnt/yarrow2 and /mnt/yarrow3, 
> I'd probably do it somewhat like this (watch out for typos and thinkos, I 
> wrote this from top of my head so not tested.. ):
> mkdir -p /var/tmp/fedora/RPMS.core
> cd /var/tmp/fedora/RPMS.core
> ln -s /mnt/yarrow1/Fedora/RPMS/* .
> ln -s /mnt/yarrow2/Fedora/RPMS/* .
> ln -s /mnt/yarrow3/Fedora/RPMS/* .
> genbasedir --bloat /var/tmp/fedora
> The add that to your sources.list: "file://var/tmp fedora core"
> Check that it works (no errors in output) by running "apt-get update"
> and then you should be ready to roll:
> apt-get install kernel (choose suitable one from the output)
> apt-get dist-upgrade

This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Panu. ;-p

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