I had lots of trouble with this as an upgrade for a number of reasons. I'd
advive a complete back-up of all the family jewels before attempting it.
Even better, install from scratch.
The problems included, but weren't limited to, the partition I used for
/usr/local, which had lots of source in a dir called PACKAGES, was
over-written with the newer RH implementation of the Linux filesystem
standard, several packages changed he installation paths from 5.x
packages, and several of the older libraries which weren't deleted with
the rpm -U were further up lib search paths and the like than the newer
versions, and libc upgraded, but several of the packages which were in
RH5.2 weren't upgraded (I guess version numbers were the same), and
wouldn't work with the new libc.
Anyway, rant over. RH5.x to RH6.x is a pretty big change, and the
auto-installation/upgrade stuff does some stuff you would probably rather
not do. If you can put everything you want to keep on a separate disk, and
actually unplug it from the system until after the install, it would
probably be safe :)
Anyway, good luck.
On Mon, 31 Jan 2000, Ricardo Letosa wrote:
>> I need to upgrade from Redhat 5.2 to 6.1. Does anyone know the steps
> needed? Is it enough to download the updates in ftp.redhat.com? Thanks in
>>> Ricardo Letosa
> Eland Technologies Ltd.
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