[Nottingham] Upgrade questions
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Wed Dec 11 19:15:00 2002
On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 10:51, BUNTER MATTHEW wrote:
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> I've got a little Libretto that I'm going to use to play around with -
> learn to actually compile a kernel, play with MySQL - stuff like that.
> The existing kernel is 2.2.14 from RH6.2 so I downloaded the latest -
> 2.2.23. I have not touched (upgraded) any of the packages already
> installed. E.g. automake is at 1.4-6. Can I just use the latest rpm of an
> already installed package? I'm a bit worried that I'll upgrade something
> that works with the 2.4 kernel but I'll be using a 2.2 kernel (no I don't
> want to put 2.4 on the Libretto - I have had problems in the past).
> I've got about 200 packages installed (my playing will also involve
> reducing the installed packages) and I would like to upgrade all that
> remain after the purge.
If (big if) the only thing you not upgrading is the kernel, you should
be ok, as all the newer packages should have compatibility with 2.2)
Be wary of half and RH7.x and RH8 packages (differences in
glibc,gcc,font configuration, heavily patched X, autoconf,automake)
> P.S. If any of this isn't clear or I haven't supplied enough info please
> let me know.
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