How did your 5.4-->5.5 upgrade(s) go?

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familyguy
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How did your 5.4-->5.5 upgrade(s) go?

Post by familyguy » 2010/05/16 22:09:34

I've done a few representative vanilla Centos 5.4 systems and so far a simple "yum update" resulted in a successful upgrade to 5.5. No muss, no fuss.

Will bounce these test systems around for a few days and then push it out to the 100 or so machines that I'm responsible for.

Kudos to the team!

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Re: How did your 5.4-->5.5 upgrade(s) go?

Post by aletta » 2010/05/16 22:55:45

I find myself in day 2 of my upgrading nightmare. The Yum installation seemed to go well enough, with the exception of the holdover libexiv2.so.3/4 error message, something I haven't manage to fix yet despite hours spent trying the workarounds I find posted here and there but as the machine worked well enough for my purposes, I wasn't too concerned. Then I rebooted.

First it did not reboot it hung on the second line the first having been given and [OK}. So unable to do anything else I turned the machine off using the power bar and wated some minutes, restarted, this time I got as far as the login, then it froze failing to load "Gnome" which I have been using as the default. Tried a few more times, the result was the same. Next time I tried KDE which did load, but no sound. when sounds were encountered it very quickly pulsed the initial sound and then hung/froze.

Today I am walking through all the fixes which have worked for others and am about to reboot the system again after having reinstalled'kdesdk', have run 'yum -y install which', and using yum extended adding any possibly helpful programs to help me do more troublshooting. I am still getting that pesky dependency resolution problem with libexiv2.so22, but ignoring that has no prvented the machine working in the past.

I'll let you know if the machine loads, hopefully I will not have to use my remaning windows computer to do it.

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Re: How did your 5.4-->5.5 upgrade(s) go?

Post by scottro » 2010/05/16 23:03:09

Very smooth for me. I went through the upgrading of glibc, rpm, python and yum before doing the actual update, but everything was completely stress-free.

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Re: How did your 5.4-->5.5 upgrade(s) go?

Post by richard_chapman » 2010/05/17 01:33:58

Hi Scottro?
I have read the release notes from both centos and upstream - but haven't seem any suggested procedure along the lines you are suggesting ... ie - updating glibc etc first. The following link:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2010-May/016638.html

Seems to suggest a simple5r procedure

Where did you find the procedure you used - and why is it recommended.

I haven't yet done the 5.5 update. I would like to use the best possible procedure when I do so.

Richard.

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Re: How did your 5.4-->5.5 upgrade(s) go?

Post by chuina » 2010/05/17 01:46:56

[b]scottro[/b] mentioned this method:
[code][b]yum clean all
yum update glibc\*
yum update yum\* rpm\* python\*
yum clean all
yum update mkinitrd nash
yum update kernel\*
yum update
shutdown -r now[/b][/code]
For reference please read [b]post #14[/b] of [url=http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=25592&viewmode=flat&order=DESC&start=80]this thread[/url]

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Re: How did your 5.4-->5.5 upgrade(s) go?

Post by Kenni » 2010/05/17 02:01:15

I just did a plain yum update on my systems, no issues at all :)

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Re: How did your 5.4-->5.5 upgrade(s) go?

Post by scottro » 2010/05/17 03:17:53

Thanks Chiuna, I didn't feel like finding it again. (Although the one I'd come across didn't mention doing a mkinitrd.)

I think I saw it in some old release notes, and it was mentioned again here on the forum. As others have testified, it seems as if it's probably unnecessary to go through those steps though they certainly won't hurt anything.

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Re: How did your 5.4-->5.5 upgrade(s) go?

Post by CiaW » 2010/05/17 03:50:18

I didn't update, because a couple of weeks ago I discovered my hard drive was dying. So I ran out and got a new drive, installed Fedora 13 and was waiting for CentOS 5.5 to do a nice clean install. It's having some issues. NumLock doesn't seem to want to work consistently, I have to press it off & on again, the light is on but pressing numbers aren't always recognized.

I've already started a thread about SELinux violation messages, I've only been working for a few hours and I'm up to 8 'file access' warnings... grrrr I have to re-do my Drupal install too because a backup & migrate module made a big mess of what I had done.

Other than that, everything's peachy.

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Re: How did your 5.4-->5.5 upgrade(s) go?

Post by PRandal » 2010/05/17 05:08:37

I've updated three x86 and two x64 systems without any problems.

Phil

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Re: How did your 5.4-->5.5 upgrade(s) go?

Post by rewben » 2010/05/17 06:10:04

did two separate manual upgrades from 5.4 to 5.5 (server only, no x, with some custom built libs and apps). everything's fine.

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