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Re: Plan for tomorrows (20070531) FESCO meeting

Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
On Wed, 2007-05-30 at 14:29 -0400, Gerry Reno wrote:
I just joined this list because the extras list is no longer and it said 
this is where you should make suggestions.

For FESCO meeting:
   I do not know where things stand with regard to being able to perform 
an upgrade installation from FC6 to FC7 but for me this is very  very 
important.  I have a lot of FC6 servers where I have configured 
literally over a hundred packages.  The only way that I would be able to 
migrate these servers to FC7 is by a yum (or other tool) upgrade path.  
A complete reinstall is out of the question.  And if that is necessary 
my servers will be stuck on FC6 forever.  Also I have other servers that 
I want to migrate to new 64-bit architecture from 32-bit.  I have not 
found a documented, automated way in which I can do this so that all the 
32-bit packages are replaced with their 64-bit counterparts.  These are 
some things that I would like to see discussed.

I see Jesse has addressed some of this but one other thing to keep in
mind when writing a draft for FESCo is to explain why the upgrade must
be a yum upgrade vs anaconda upgrade.  

Preferable would be a non-GUI upgrade path that could be performed remotely and has the ability to restart where it left off if something were to interrupt the process.  I would not like to experience the broken updates problem we had with i586 kernel and others during FC6 where I ended up with a bunch of duplicated packages after the update process was restarted and completed.

In this message you only mention
the upgrade vs reinstall problem.


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