Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160381
"Upgrade on next boot" rpm
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:07 EST
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Description of problem:
It would be great to see an rpm package which would
upgrade a computer, and then be uninstalled afterward by
It would be installed through
yum install update-bootloader,
say, and would install both a boot image in /boot or some
other appropriate location, and would place an appropriate
boot entry in the grub menu.
Upon reboot, you would have the option to do an network
upgrade over ftp, nfs, etc. Again, post install the
package would be automatically removed.
Upgrades can currently be performed by putting a boot
image on disk and editing yum by hand... providing a
package to do the same should be relatively straightfoward
(Famous last words, I know. :) and very helpful.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The problem is that this can't be done, eg, on FC3 for the upgrade to FC4 and
it's entirely possible that a package built for FC4 won't work with FC3
Sorry, I don't get why it won't work... why would you need
to install an FC4 package under FC3?
The idea would be, once FC5, say, becomes available, push an
FC4 package to the FC4 mirrors which only contains a boot image
for the FC5 installer. Package installation installs the
appropriate grub menu entry, too. Upon booting using that
menu entry, an FC5 network boot proceeds as usual.
It has worked previously by hand... is there some problem I
don't get which precludes the packaging?