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09/15/05

  05:02:49 pm, by The Dreamer   , 358 words  
Categories: Software, Computer

Home RedHat 7.2 server upgrade to 7.3

Well, last night I got messages from fedoralegacy-announce of some more updates. But, since 7.2 is no longer supported....

I decided to give the yum upgrade to 7.3 another try. I decided that maybe what I needed to do was loosen the exactarch setting and make sure to remove the athlon kernel and install the i686 kernel instead (even though the box has an athlon CPU...)

There were other issues....which I resolved by removing kdesdk-devel (apparently stuff got changed, and the newer packages wouldn't install if this older package was already present).

Once I removed that...the upgrade proceeded largely like the other upgrades I had done (at work). The only catch was that it overwrote my /etc/services file and didn't leave my old one saved away somewhere. There was only one service that was important...the stunnel wrapper for an xinetd service that lets me into my home network from remote.

Well, actually, it wasn't absolutely critical...since it was my old way into my network, which is the method I normally use. But, I had added other ways in....

Meanwhile, the conversion of a IBM pSeries 615 6E3 into a dual boot AIX 5.2/5.3 at work is progressing better.

Though I seem to have forgotten to go to lunch today XX(

Finally figured out that the reason it wasn't liking the new 73GB harddisk (aside from it being an IBM/Hitachi drive, and the rest be Seagate) was I needed a microcode upgrade to the controller to have it support the disk. Given the way IBM keeps an inventory of what we buy from them, etc...I don't know why they didn't tell me that I would need this, or something.

But, now I'm off to doing the AIX 5.3 migration of one of the boots (I upgraded the other boot to 5200-06, inorder to run the microcode update tool)

I wonder if I'll feel like doing any upgrades at home tonight....

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