[GLLUG] Problems with CentOS 4 to 5 upgrade

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Fri Nov 24 17:23:50 UTC 2017

On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 05:17:39PM +0000, Greater London Linux UUG wrote:
> Hello Imran, 
> On 24 November 2017 10:15:00 GMT+00:00, Imran Chaudhry via GLLUG <gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
> >Thanks for quick reply James.
> >
> >I have had a similar response from the centos community forums.
> >
> >I might have to just accept that it will be safer to jump straight to
> >CentOS 7.
> >
> >Do you happen to know if CentOS plan to make it easy to do major
> >dist-upgrades in future?
> I would imagine so. Fedora has a fairly robust upgrade tool these days so it should only be a matter of time before this bubbles down to RHEL/CentOS. 

In spite of that I would suggest that an occasional clean reinstall is not a bad
idea. That way you get rid of the crud that is installed but is no longer needed.
A good update system cannot always remove crud.

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