[PlanetCCRMA] apt-get distro-upgrade

Mark Knecht mknecht@controlnet.com
Thu Dec 19 07:38:01 2002

   I'm not clear. Technically speaking, wouldn't this require you to
recompile any software you did under 7.3? Or only stuff that was not
statically linked?

   I'm pretty much clueless about what the implications are of doing
something like this...


-----Original Message-----
From: planetccrma-admin@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
[mailto:planetccrma-admin@ccrma.Stanford.EDU]On Behalf Of Steve Harris
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 3:17 AM
To: planetccrma
Subject: Re: [PlanetCCRMA] apt-get distro-upgrade

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
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