Bug 148959 - Using up2date to upgrade from rhel3 to rhel4 doesn't work
Summary: Using up2date to upgrade from rhel3 to rhel4 doesn't work
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Fanny Augustin
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Reported: 2005-02-17 12:35 UTC by Trond H. Amundsen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-17 17:27:15 UTC
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Output from 'up2date --upgrade-to-release=4WS' (56.72 KB, text/plain)
2005-02-17 12:38 UTC, Trond H. Amundsen
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Description Trond H. Amundsen 2005-02-17 12:35:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
I'm trying to upgrade a few systems from rhel3 to rhel4 using the
'--upgrade-to-release' option to up2date, but I keep running into
problems with dependencies. The command given is

  up2date --upgrade-to-release=4WS -k /mnt/test -uf

and the result I get is

  Unresolvable chain of dependencies:
  gtkam-gimp  0.1.7-6                      requires libgimp-1.2.so.0
  gtkam-gimp  0.1.7-6                      requires libgimpui-1.2.so.0
  redhat-config-nfs  1.0.13-6              requires /usr/bin/python2.2
  udev-039-10.8.EL4                        requires kernel < 0:2.6

The complete output is attached. The first three I can work around,
but it's an error nonetheless, and the last one is more complex. I
can't find much documentation for the 'upgrade-to-release' option. Is
it even supposed to work when upgrading from one major release to
another, and is this method of upgrading at all recommended?

We have 1000+ rhel boxes, so an easy, well-documented and automated
method of upgrading would be neat. Kickstart upgrade is certainly
cool, but a simple up2date command would be far better :)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run 'up2date --upgrade-to-release=4WS' on an rhel3 system


Actual Results:  The error message described above.

Expected Results:  The system is upgraded and just need a reboot to be
a fully working rhel4 system.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Trond H. Amundsen 2005-02-17 12:38:04 UTC
Created attachment 111157 [details]
Output from 'up2date --upgrade-to-release=4WS'

Comment 2 Adrian Likins 2005-02-17 17:27:15 UTC
--upgrade-to-release will be removed in future versions. It
is a deprecated feature. 

The supported upgrade path is via anaconda (aka, the
installer). RHEL3 to RHEL$ upgrades require additional
changes other than simply upgrading all the packages.

Comment 3 Trond H. Amundsen 2005-02-18 09:25:13 UTC
Ok, I thought that might be the case. Thanks for clearing it up, and
for the quick response. Have a nice weekend :)


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