My main PC runs Red Hat 9, which you may know is approaching "end of life" - i.e. Red Hat won't support it with updates, etc. after the end of April.
I now have the CDs for Fedora Core 1, which I'll be using for the next PC which comes my way
For the existing RH9 machine, I'm considering using the "upgrade distribution" option in apt-get, as it sounds like a less risky/destructive option than using the Fedora CDs for the upgrade.
My question is, is
it less risky? I'd be very interested in hearing from anyone here who has upgraded their entire RH distribution with apt-get, especially if you had problems and would advise caution. On the other hand, is it relatively painless?
Many thanks in advance for your thoughts.
P.S. I realise upgrading the distribution online will take a while, but I have a broadband connection at home so I can just leave it going all night if need be