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Re: ensure upgrade paths through fedora to RHEL?

On Wednesday 17 January 2007 09:59, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> As a substitute or a complement to something similar with fedora
> legacy, it has more or less been suggested to allow for an upgrade path
> to RHEL. Should we set this as an objective for fedora? It could
> be something like ensuring that yum update can take you to the next
> fedora release and then to the corresponding RHEL, without rebooting
> (except for kernel upgrades, of course), or changing radically
> configuration file. So, for example, FC6 users could upgrade to
> RHEL5, and FC4 users could upgrade to FC5, then FC6,
> then RHEL5. In such setting I don't think that we should ensure such
> upgrade path for all the apps, only 'critical' apps, likely to be
> usefull on servers, like network daemons, for example. Also we could
> only do that for packages that are in RHEL+EPEL. This is currently not
> supported, and not an explicit goal, although there are instructions
> for the upgrade between FC versions:

You'd be better off going from FC5 -> RHEL5.  FC6 has moved on from the point 
where RHEL forked it, so there are many things in RHEL5 that are older than 

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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