[PlanetCCRMA] apt-get distro-upgrade

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Dec 18 12:34:01 2002

> 	I looked for a thread on this but...  I was wondering if I 
> understood the apt-get distro upgrade...  Can I use this to upgrade from 
> 7.3 to RH 8.0?  Or do I need to download the images and install...

I would suggest you download 8.0 and install it. 

Upgrading through apt-get from (for example) 7.3 to 8.0 _might_ succeed.
I have never tried it. Once potential problem that comes to mind is that
the installer (a program called anaconda in RedHat) might be doing a lot
of tweaks in configuration files during an upgrade that a simple apt-get
dist-upgrade will not do. 

[hmmm, you will also need a lot of time _and_ disk space if the upgrade
is done over the net as apt-get will first download all packages]

-- Fernando