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Old 08-01-2010, 04:53 PM
Robert Tate
 
Default What is the best strategy for updating CentOS from 4 to 5?

On Saturday 31 July 2010 08:47, Keith Roberts wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Jul 2010, John R Pierce wrote:
>
> > To: CentOS mailing list <centos@centos.org>
> > From: John R Pierce <pierce@hogranch.com>
> > Subject: Re: [CentOS] What is the best strategy for updating CentOS from 4 to
> > 5?
> >
> > On 07/30/10 10:26 PM, Todd Cary wrote:
> >> No doubt I have waited just a little too long, but I think it is time to
> >> upgrade before it is not supported. My server is not heavily used
> >> (mostly for viewing images) and my Admin skills are better than beginner
> >> but NOT guru.
> >
> > backup your files, configurations, etc, wipe the system, clean install
> > centos 5, restore your configurations and files.
> >
> > if all your user and server files are on seperate file systems from /,
> > /var, /usr, then you may be able to leave them inplace as long as you're
> > careful with the installer not to touch your data filesystems.
>
> I have written a set of bash scripts to automate doing a
> fresh installation of Centos 5.5 They were originally
> written for Fedora 12, and have just finished doing a clean
> installation run using them to install Centos 5.5 on my
> laptop.
>
> I went from F8 to F12 with these scripts, with no real
> problems.
>
> Anybody interested in a copy of them - they will be BSD or
> similar license ?
>
> Kind Regards,
>
> Keith Roberts
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Yes, I would be interested in seeing them.
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