dave | 1 Oct 06:15 2003
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Upgrading....


Recently, someone on this list made the lament that attempting
to upgrade within a distro is courting disaster.... I'd like to know how
particularly true this is.  

	I'd like to upgrade my 'daily-driver' computer from Mandrake 9.0 to
Mandrake 9.1 so that I will be current with the most critical libraries
(e.g. glibc-2.2--->glibc2.3).  How likely is an upgrade to break the
set-up I have.  I'd like to avoid reinstalling apps, configuration
settings, et cetera... What are your experiences with such an operation?

-dave

Jason Smith | 1 Oct 08:59 2003
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Re: Upgrading....

On Wednesday 01 October 2003 11:15, dave wrote:
> Recently, someone on this list made the lament that attempting
> to upgrade within a distro is courting disaster.... I'd like to know how
> particularly true this is.

Recently, Ladislav Bodnar from Distrowatch submitted an article to LWN.net 
about just this.  It's pretty average as far as distribution articles go 
(which is to say, weak IMO), but he does specifically focus on upgrading 
entire versions within a distro.

It's currently in LWN subscriber-only content, but that should change over 
early tomorrow morning: http://lwn.net/Articles/49967/

P.S. LWN is very cool for five bucks a month.

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Jason Smith | 1 Oct 11:36 2003
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Re: Upgrading....

On Wednesday 01 October 2003 13:59, Jason Smith wrote:
> It's currently in LWN subscriber-only content, but that should change over
> early tomorrow morning: http://lwn.net/Articles/49967/

My mistake.  I thought it was Thursday already.  It'll be out then.

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James Higginbotham | 1 Oct 18:27 2003

Upgrading OpenSSL on RH 7.3?

Based on recent vulnerabilities reported (http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20030930.txt), what is the best way to upgrade RH 7.3 to the latest? Is there a known place where RPMs become available for openSSL for RH 7.3, or does someone have a preferred way to do it by hand? I want to stay on top of this, but not sure the best way of going about it using RPMs. IIRC, I've looked into doing upgrade before (rpms found via rpmfind.net) and it ripples throughout many installed applications wrt dependencies.
 
Thanks,
James
Jeromey Hannel | 1 Oct 18:59 2003

RE: Upgrading OpenSSL on RH 7.3?

Register your systems with redhat network.  rhn.redhat.com   comandline rhn_register.  run up2date to get the latest rpms.
 
or anonymously ftp to updates.redhat.com   - 7.3/en/os/i386
 
 
 
 


Cheers

Jeromey

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Subject: [alg] Upgrading OpenSSL on RH 7.3?

Based on recent vulnerabilities reported (http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20030930.txt), what is the best way to upgrade RH 7.3 to the latest? Is there a known place where RPMs become available for openSSL for RH 7.3, or does someone have a preferred way to do it by hand? I want to stay on top of this, but not sure the best way of going about it using RPMs. IIRC, I've looked into doing upgrade before (rpms found via rpmfind.net) and it ripples throughout many installed applications wrt dependencies.
 
Thanks,
James
Tracey Grrl Geek | 1 Oct 19:59 2003
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Re: Upgrading....

And it was said by dave-->

> 	I'd like to upgrade my 'daily-driver' computer from Mandrake 9.0 to
> Mandrake 9.1 so that I will be current with the most critical libraries
> (e.g. glibc-2.2--->glibc2.3).  How likely is an upgrade to break the
> set-up I have.  I'd like to avoid reinstalling apps, configuration
> settings, et cetera... What are your experiences with such an
> operation?

When I upgraded from Mandrake 8.0 to 8.1, it was pretty easy. I recall a
few minor hassles having to do with having to click buttons in just a
certain way so the installer didn't hang on the upgrade option. Other
than that, you just pop in the new CD (9.1 in your case) and choose the
"upgrade" option in the installer.

You can also keep your system up to date with respect to libraries (and
apps) by using urpmi at the command line or the Mandrake Control Center -
software. Or you can use something like Ximian's Red Carpet software.

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Tracey
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Imagination is more important than knowledge. It is the preview of life's
coming attractions. - Albert Einstein

Bill Eastman | 2 Oct 20:31 2003
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bootdisk.com

When doing installfest, it might be useful to have DOS/Win boot 
floppys.  You can get them here.  I just learned of this site last night
in class.
http://www.bootdisk.com/

U-Peng Lei | 3 Oct 08:18 2003
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Re: Upgrading OpenSSL on RH 7.3?

Download and install these packages manually if you are not using up2date.
Based on recent vulnerabilities reported (http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20030930.txt), what is the best way to upgrade RH 7.3 to the latest? Is there a known place where RPMs become available for openSSL for RH 7.3, or does someone have a preferred way to do it by hand? I want to stay on top of this, but not sure the best way of going about it using RPMs. IIRC, I've looked into doing upgrade before (rpms found via rpmfind.net) and it ripples throughout many installed applications wrt dependencies.
 
Thanks,
James

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do please | 4 Oct 08:54 2003
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Re: bootdisk.com

thanks bill,

do

On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 01:31:40PM -0500, Bill Eastman wrote:
> When doing installfest, it might be useful to have DOS/Win boot 
> floppys.  You can get them here.  I just learned of this site last night
> in class.
> http://www.bootdisk.com/
> 
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do please | 4 Oct 08:56 2003
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Re: Novel Client for Linux

Bill, I have used this before.  It works OK, but it is just as easy to
mount the server volume and use it that away as it is to use novel.

do

On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 10:37:15PM -0500, Bill E wrote:
> I was looking for this and found it.  I haven't used it yet.
> 
> http://novelclient.sourceforge.net/
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