[K12OSN] upgrades

norbert bear2bar at netscape.net
Tue Sep 7 10:06:31 UTC 2004

Hi Eric,

Thanks, I think I get the picture .... I'm off to burn new CD of 4.1 ...


eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us wrote:

>On Mon, 6 Sep 2004, norbert wrote:
>>Can I upgrade from 4.0.1 to 4.1 using apt or yum ? are there any 
>>showstoppers to the upgrade and last what's the syntax ? ... apt-get 
>>dist upgrade ? or do I need to modify the source list ?
>You can do an upgrade with apt, yum, or up2date. It can be a bit
>tricky, however. Try it out on a test system before thinking about
>doing it on a production system.
>I've had the best luck with yum. Edit /etc/yum.conf and point it
>to the new repository (i.e. from ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/yum/fedora
>to ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/yum/fc2) and run "yum upgrade". 
>If the "yum upgrade" works, great. It probably won't, it will bomb
>out with dependancy errors. That's where it gets tricky. You can try
>running "yum list updates" and then running "yum update <package_names>"
>with some of the packages listed in the "yum list updates". After a
>while you get a good feel of what needs to be upgraded in what order.
>I usually do "glibc glibc-common rpm rpm-python popt db4 compat-db"
>first, then do the command line utilities, libraries, and GUI packages
>in that order. Once you think you are done, run "yum upgrade" again.
>As you can tell, it is often much easier to upgrade off the CDs ;-)
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