Re: Redhat Upgrade Abortion - Again
From: Paul Lutus (nospam_at_nosite.zzz)
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 13:44:42 -0700
> OK, here is the final result of my upgrade to Red Hat 9. See the thread
> comp.os.linux.misc for the complete story. I will never again depend on
> CD-ROMs for a Red Hat install. Whether the fault is in the original data
> on the disk from Red Hat (which I believe),
No. A session at any other computer would have relieved you of this notion.
CDs just aren't as unreliable as your experience would lead you to believe.
I have any number of thirty-five cent Costco CD-Rs holding copies of
various original CDs, as well as data backups, that insist on checking out
perfectly again and again and again, when compared to the originals they
were copied from.
The only problem is your CD drive or the controlling hardware and/or
software. YOu need to address this issue. You may end up relying on that
drive for something important, and when you do, it will let you down.
I was just hoping they would go
> away with the upgrade to RH9, and I could get back to a clean report from
> 'rpm -Va'.
1. Not likely. Every configuration file you change, every non-RPM package
you install, every desktop shortcut you edit (that causes changes in the
original files), will add to the list of apparent errors.
You would be better off having a clean install as a starting point. My
suspicion is that your problems are only beginning, and won't go away
unless and until you repair or replace that CD drive.
2. WHAT? Did you say "upgrade"? I missed that before. YOu do not want to
UPGRADE to RH 9. You must perform a fresh installation. There are any
number of very bad consequences to trying to upgrade from any RH version <
9 to RH 9. This is because the compiler architecture and all the binaries
were changed completely, and pre-RH 9 binaries are not compatible.
This by itself may be part of the problems you are seeing (although the CD
drive should remain on the top of your concerns list).
-- Paul Lutus http://www.arachnoid.com