[linux-lvm] Red Hat upgrade over existing LVM
terjekv at math.uio.no
Sat Apr 6 23:13:02 UTC 2002
Nick Urbanik <nicku at vtc.edu.hk> writes:
> Terje Kvernes wrote:
> > that's one way, the easier way is to either use apt
> Does apt work with Red Hat in a usable way? I tried it a long time
> ago, and deleted it.
sort of, just mask out ximian-packages and other stuff you can't
make dependencies for. otherwise it supposedly works well. I have
to admit to using red-carpet mostly myself.
> > or red-carpet to upgrade your distro. with red-carpet, fiddle
> > with /etc/redhat-release, apt has dist-upgrade, I think. I've
> > upgraded two machines from 7.0 -> 7.2 with red-carpet, but I'd
> > advice you to set off a day with this, even if you get the rpms
> > from somewhere besides ximian.
> > I did it as follows: grab the rpms from RH7.2, with the updates,
> > from a local mirror, and dump them to /var/cache/redcarpet, then
> > fiddle with /etc/redhat-release (feel free to install the rpm
> > "redhat-release"), then run red-carpet. things will break and
> > fail now and then, fiddle.
> I have used rpmfind --autoupgrade to upgrade from 7.1 to 7.2, and
> that required not a huge amount of manual intervention, but more
> than I want.
hm, haven't tried that.
> I tried using rpmfind to upgrade this machine from 7.2 to 7.2.93,
> but it changed my /lib/ld-linux.so and everything ground to a halt.
ouch. someone[tm] didn't think when they handed you the rpms.
> I had to reboot with init=/sbin/sash to fix it. Now I have created
> a directory /static, containing lots of statically compiled tools,
> including the LVM tools.
I've by habit compiled all the tools statically for a long while
> We really need a rescue disk that supports LVM, RAID, reiserfs and
> ext3. Anyone seen such a beast, or do I have to make it myself?
Gentoo's default kernel supports this, as well as XFS, out of the
> > these days I have a RH7.2-box that has an uptime of about 240
> > days. :)
> So you are not yet running a recent kernel?
correct. but only me and my girlfriend can log into it, so
security-wise it doesn't really matter. although I do miss certain
parts of 2.4.18 these days. :)
oh, and yes, the box runs 0.9.1_beta7. which has worked flawlessly
as long as I've kept _far_ away from known bugs. :)
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