[lug] How do I upgrade to 6.1?

Mark Aardsma Mark.A.Aardsma at moody.edu
Wed Dec 29 12:54:59 MST 1999

How do I go about upgrading from RedHat 6.0 to 6.1? I looked on RedHat's
web site and I did not find anything obvious about it like I expected. Is
there a set of rpm's that I download and install? If so where can I get them? 


Mark Aardsma

At 12:33 PM 12/29/99 -0700, you wrote:
>In my personal experience, the 6.0 to 6.1 upgrade has been pretty
>painless.  All your configuration files are either left untouched, or,
>if updates are required, the originals are saved with a .rpmsave
>suffix.  Run a find for *.rpmsave files under /etc to look for
>configuration files that might have been moved out of the way and
>possibly need to be merged with the newer versions.
>Upgrading the kernel can either be done via installing new .rpm
>files (though that has caused me trouble before) or by downloading
>the source and recompiling.  Someone else can possibly give you
>better tips on resources for that.
>Overall, though, if you have never upgraded a kernel before, you might
>find the upgrade easier :-).
>> Thanks for the info! How much of my system configuration can I preserve in
>> an upgrade to 6.1? How do I go about upgrading the kernel, I think that is
>> the route I would like to take. Do I merely replace a vmlinuz file 
>> Thanks again,
>> Mark Aardsma
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