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Old 07-18-2003, 06:19 PM   #1
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Debian apt-get dist-upgrade vs RH?

I'm trying to upgrade my old server with RH 7.3 to RH 9 but I have no floppy or CD in the machine and I was wondering if there is ANY way to launch an upgrade/install through for example up2date or otherwise? I understand in debian you can run "apt-get dist-upgrade" to do just this, but what about RH? I haven't been able to find anything like this in the install manual for RH...

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Old 07-20-2003, 06:11 AM   #2
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Instead of just upgrading the whole distro how about simply checking out the packages/software you want to upgrade and install them separately through RPM's. If your server is still functioning fine then you may want to leave it that way instead of risking making changes.

To be honest, RPM's are not as good at dependency fixing as Debian packages so I wouldn't be too hopefull if you did find a way to upgrade automatically - a re-install is probably less time consuming at the end of the day.

One glimmer of hope is a tool called apt-rpm which can be found at I haven't tested it out but is was recommended in a similar situation to yours by LXF magazine.


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