[lug] upgrading from redhat-6.1
hugh at math.byu.edu
Mon Sep 15 19:46:05 MDT 2003
On Sat, 2003-09-06 at 16:14, Jeff Schroeder wrote:
> Kevin wrote:
> > First off, I would suspect it might be easier to just backup the
> > users data and do a clean install.
> I wholeheartedly agree. I find that when doing a major upgrade it's
> invariably easier to just preserve the user data and reinstall the OS.
> It saves a lot of time, headache, and frustration. In attempting an
> upgrade there will be hundreds of dependency problems, as each package
> you try to upgrade will undoubtably depend on a newer version of some
> other package. The incompatibilities between RPM 3 and 4 are only the
I also found that older set-ups get preserved. e.g. I had a laptop with
a "special" on board video chip that used system ram for video ram.
Dell did a poor job of allocating memory to it in the bios, so the
version of XFree86 shipped through RedHat 8 wouldn't work with it (had
to go with XiGraphics). I upgraded to RedHat 9 and it still wouldn't
work. However, when I did a clean install of RedHat 9, XFree86 just
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