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Old 02-23-2004, 03:00 PM   #1
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Upgrading Red Hat 9 to Red Hat Enterprise Server 3 AS


I currently have Red Hat 9 running and I want to upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise 3 AS. I have the SRC RPMS and have rebuilt them using "rpm -rebuild <package-name>" This created regular rpms that need to be applied.

I have never built a system from rpms before I've always had an ISO image to install. does any one have any ideas about where to start? Do I start with the kernel or components?

Are there anything I should be cautious about? My base system is Red Hat 9.

Any input is greatly appreicated.


Thanks

Louis
 
Old 02-23-2004, 08:30 PM   #2
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Hi Louis. I went through a whole world of pain migrating from RH9 to RHES3. Hopefully this post will save you some of that same pain.

The process is basically, for each src RPM, build it (and maybe get an error), then for each built rpm, install it. Repeat this until most of the RPMs are compiled and installed. You'll need RH9 -devel rpms installed (since RHES3 doesn't have the src packages for the -devel rpms that are dependancies of the non -devel src rpms).

Finally, you'll discover that some RHES RPMs simply won't compile from source.

Fortunately, all is not lost.

http://whiteboxlinux.org/ have gone through this process for you. Fixed the broken src rpms, removed the Red Hat trademarks and have packaged up their own distro.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 08:44 PM   #3
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So you paid for RHEL rel3, and didn't get any media????
WTF??
 
Old 02-23-2004, 09:10 PM   #4
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I'm presuming Louis has downloaded the src rpms and has not purchased RHEL. Otherwise he would have the media with the pre-built RPMs and this topic wouldn't exist.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 09:33 PM   #5
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retep is right I just have the SRC RPMs and trying to build a system from them.

retep are you running the whiteboxlinux now?

Are you having any problems?

Did you create a running systems from the ISO's?

Thanks

Louis
 
Old 02-23-2004, 09:37 PM   #6
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A couple more questions:

Do you know of any thing I need to pay close attention to?

Do you know if you can apply Red Hat fixes to this release?

Thanks

Louis
 
Old 02-23-2004, 09:41 PM   #7
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One more question:

Are you running a Relational Database such as Oracle, MySQL or Progesql?

Thanks

Louis
 
Old 02-23-2004, 10:25 PM   #8
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I'm presuming Louis has downloaded the src rpms and has not purchased
RHEL. Otherwise he would have the media with the pre-built RPMs and this
topic wouldn't exist.
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...and I feel damned silly, since he said that at the top, Sorry.
 
  


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