Re: Updating RHEL3 using CD-ROm (without up2date)
From: Nico Kadel-Garcia (nkadel_at_comcast.net)
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 09:20:37 -0400
"Michael Heiming" <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote in message
> In comp.os.linux.setup kermit <email@example.com>:
>> I tried to update existing RHEL3 installation by booting with RHEL3U5
>> and attempting to convince it to update. The help text on the first boot
>> screen suggests "Press RETURN to install or update" but it did not ever
>> suggest update - it went straight on asking me about disk partitioning
>> Attempt to boot with "linux upgrade" told me that my installed version
>> (RHEL3U3) was too old and cannot be upgraded :) I told it to go ahead and
>> it did apparently upgraded (or updated) but it does not look like clean
> It probably means to allow an upgrade installation from some
> previous RHEL version, not update packages.
> You could try mounting/copying the CD(s) and try 'rpm -Fhv
> /path/to/*.rpm /path/to2/*.rpm'. You'd probably need all rpms of
> all update CDs available to get this working, so just mounting
> won't work unless you have a couple of cdroms. NFS mounting from
> another system would be an idea. Less painful might be setting
> up your own yum repository and use that for upgrading.
Don't. The CD's merge the .i386, .i686, and other RPM's into the same
directory, and this can cause interesting conflicts between packages of the
same release but different architectures.
Install "yum" and point it to the correct local repositories for the
software. It's fairly easy to set up, even if you need to use "yum-arch" to
set up the Yum header files.