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Re: install of fc5 while running fc4?



On Tue, 2006-05-09 at 15:12 -0400, Rickey Moore wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-05-08 at 23:39 -0400, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> 
> > 
> > If you're looking to experiment though, trying the yum upgrade after
> > chrooting does sound like an interesting experiment.  Please post the
> > results if you try it. :)
> 
> I did just that and I'll never do that again! 
> udev - still broken
> missing files and links
> missing packages that rpm thinks is there and are not
> packages installed that rpm knows nothing about.
> packages installed twice
> deamons running at 75% cpu
> yum messed up and segfaulting because rpm got clobbered. 
> Xlibs trashed, kde and gnome both broken after initial reboot 
> 
> Yeah, what a GREAT idea! <cackles> Ric
> 
> It's taken me several months to get the machine better than halfway
> working, nor do I fully trust it now. I'd call it an exercise in
> self-abuse, rather than an experiment. 
> 
> I think yum upgrade should be viable and made to work correctly with a
> scheme similar to the 30 year old zmodem protocol that would resume an
> interrupted dnload automatically. One burp in the barrel and you're
> toast, the way it is now. Hello, Marketing, are you listening? 

Another point worth noting for anyone wanting to try something like this
is that SELinux and chroots don't mix well (files won't get labwlled
correctly, transitions won't happen, even if you have /proc and /selinux
mounted in the chroot). Using anaconda is definitely the best upgrade
method (and hence is more "supported" than any other method).

Paul.


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