[SATLUG] CentOS upgrade

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Mon Jan 6 15:25:43 CST 2014


THis is exactly what I was looking for, I will give this approach a try!
Thanks very much for the suggestion, -b.


On Mon, Jan 06, 2014 at 02:06:33PM -0700, rabie at rabie.net wrote:
>  
> 
> What I did I installed a new Centos 6 and in 5 I run: 
> 
> rpm -qa --qf
> "%{NAME}n" > mylist.txt 
> 
> copy the text file over to 6 with scp 
> 
> in 6 :
> 
> 
> as root : 
> 
> yum -y install $(cat mylist.txt) 
> 
> On 2014-01-06 13:49,
> Borries Demeler wrote: 
> 
> > Hi, I am wondering what would be the best way
> to upgrade an old CentOS (5.2) install
> > to 6.5. I have a new disk and
> could install on a separate system. The old system needs
> > to stay
> running until the new one is ready to go. I would like to make sure that
> I 
> > don't miss any packages installed on the old system, and that the
> old system's configs
> > are properly migrated to the new system. What
> would be the best strategy to accomplish 
> > this.
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> >
> -b.
> 
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