Bug 80282 - up2date can't upgrade to newer version of redhat, making remote upgrades impossible
Summary: up2date can't upgrade to newer version of redhat, making remote upgrades impo...
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Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 65064
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Red Hat Satellite QA List
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2002-12-24 02:08 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:31 UTC


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Description Need Real Name 2002-12-24 02:08:19 UTC
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Description of problem:
Given the frequent release schedule of RedHat distributions, and given the new
policy that a given distribution will be supported for only 12 months after
release, it seems essential that up2date provide a convenient mechanism for
upgrading to newer versions of RedHat (e.g., 7.3->8.0).

This of biggest concern for those needing to remotely upgrade servers running
RedHat, when physical access to the box/console isn't possible.  It appears
there may be ways of shoehorning Kickstart to do the trick, but remote use of
Kickstart is not well documented and would be fragile.

There are many postings on Usenet of people asking how to remotely upgrade
RedHat, but there are never replies, so I imagine it is either not possible, or
not possible without considerable effort:

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=remote+upgrade+group:linux.redhat.*&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=7cv4ul%24f54%241%40nnrp1.dejanews.com&rnum=2
http://groups.google.com/groups?q=remote+upgrade+group:linux.redhat.*&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=003101c115f9%2427d64b80%24655a010a%40admin02&rnum=1
http://groups.google.com/groups?q=remote+upgrade+group:linux.redhat.*&start=10&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=5812530b.0210081629.6a84559%40posting.google.com&rnum=14
http://groups.google.com/groups?q=remote+upgrade+group:linux.redhat.*&start=10&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=aq58um%24ghv%241%40rex.ip-plus.net&rnum=12

Some kind of easy to use remote distribution upgrade mechanism (preferably via
up2date) would be of enormous utility to "small-shop" server administrators.

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How reproducible:
Always

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Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2003-01-15 05:25:25 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 65064 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:31 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.


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