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Re: State of 7.2/8.0 in Fedora Legacy



On Thu, 20 May 2004, Stuart Low wrote:

> > I've personally got a Redhat 7.1 box and a Redhat 8 box both of which I've
> > considered upgrading, however I'm very skeptical about doing it for fear of
> > it stuffing up. (these boxen are in production!) :)
> > How well does the upgrade happen? does it keep config files and so forth?
> 
> *nods* Obviously you SHOULD do a full system backup but yes. The Redhat
> RPMs use the NoConfigReplace tag to avoid overwriting machine specific
> configs.

I have done live upgrades from 7.1 to 7.3 using apt-get and a little rpm 
--nodeps --force. It's a bit scary from that perspective, but a general 
upgrade should be much less heart-wrenching. :)

rh 6.2 to 9 ... now _that_ was gut-wrenching ...

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