[PlanetCCRMA] apt-get distro-upgrade

Steve Harris S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Dec 19 03:17:00 2002

On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 12:33:04 -0800, Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> > 	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. 

I upgraded from RH beta to RH 8 (by accident) and it appeard to work fine,
I did have a newvous moment when I killed libc though :)

I wouldn't really recommend it.

- Steve