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Re: [K12OSN] yum update and etc/k12ltsp-release

Every time I build a new Linux machine, I include an extra partition
the same size as my root partition, and leave it blank.  That becomes
the root partition for my next upgrade.  It lets me upgrade w/o
worrying, because I don't have to overwrite the old system.  If the
upgrade doesn't work right, I can just reboot back into the old system.


On Fri, May 04, 2007 at 02:17:56PM -0400, James P. Kinney III wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-05-04 at 13:33 -0400, John Baillie wrote:
> > We have been installing fresh for years. Somewhere along the line I got the impression that starting with ver 5 
> > we could run yum update and not have to reinstall similar to debian apt-get dist upgrade.
> If you use the Upgrade function in K12LTSP, it will not require a total
> "blank the hard drive and reinstall".
> BUT - do a backup of all critical files first! While the upgrade process
> is an rpm guided action, there are still a few config files that don't
> get handled properly during an upgrade. In 99.5% of cases, either the
> new version will create a config.rpmnew or move the original to
> config.rpmsave . It's been a long time since I've seen it but some
> earlier upgrades would simply overwrite the original config file.
> Where things get a bit messy is when the layout of the config file
> changes. You will need to do a manual reconfig in that situation.
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