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Old 10-14-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
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Remote upgrade of dist to newer major version.

Hi everyone,

I have a box running RedHat 7.3 and I want to upgrade it to RedHat9 at least, maybe Fedora2. I could very well upgrade the box from the ISOs but I feel like trying something new.

How about upgrading with apt-get? It seems like it's possible, but I haven't been able to gather a reliable list of pros and cons. I have upgraded my redhat-release rpm to v9 but haven't dared making the upgrade yet.

What are the horror upgrade stories using apt-get to do that and what are their cause?

What are other ways of upgrading a distribution without accessing the system physically? In the end this is what I'm interested to achieve.

Old 10-14-2004, 11:27 PM   #2
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whatever you do.. backup


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