Server Upgrade — Possible Breakage

I’ve spent the later part of this afternoon upgrading this server from RedHat 9 to RedHat Enterprise Linux. Expect possible breakage until the upgrade bumps are ironed out. Update: all systems appear to be operating well.


Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on March 21, 2004 - 00:34 Permalink

Get Fedora man — the 2.4 Kernel is so last year!

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on March 21, 2004 - 04:29 Permalink

If you can sell me RedNet Network for Fedora, I’m in.

Will Pate's picture
Will Pate on March 21, 2004 - 06:56 Permalink

Upgrading to the 2.6.4 kernel with Fedora made my laptop very unhappy. The trackpad went wonky, ALSA killed sound and important websites became very slow.

Cody Swanson's picture
Cody Swanson on March 22, 2004 - 21:49 Permalink

The thing I think you will find most frustrating about moving to RHEL is that fact that there is signifigantly less community support for it, so next time you want to install that new killer app on your server you’ll be rolling your own RPMS or googling till your fingers fall off to find RHEL versions of the RPMS.

And as far as redhat network (I assume by rednet network you mean redhat network) for fedora, I’ve found apt-rpm + a little shell script kung-foo to be just as effective for RPM based distros, including redhat 7.x, 8, and 9.

Besides, real men use FreeBSD. :P

Ritchie S's picture
Ritchie S on March 22, 2004 - 23:11 Permalink

Ok Handbags at 20 paces…everyone move back and give em room…..

nathan's picture
nathan on March 23, 2004 - 03:15 Permalink

If by “RedNet Network for Fedora” you mean the up2date utility, then that exists in Fedora. You can also use either APT or YUM directly. And there’s already a mirror in your building used to update the SO systems.