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Red Hat - Announcement delayed

Postby mahin » Tue Sep 16, 2003 8:34 pm

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Postby fawad » Tue Sep 16, 2003 10:05 pm

The good news is that you too can update your Redhat 9 system to severn. Simply install apt from fedora, run

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apt-get update;apt-get upgrade


to come up to date with the latest stable packages. Change /etc/apt/sources.list to point to version 9.0.93 instead of 9 and run

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apt-get update;apt-get update;apt-get dist-upgrade


For the Windows (r) charm, reboot the machine. Presto, you're sitting in a Severn box.
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Postby fawad » Fri Sep 26, 2003 10:39 pm

AOA,
I'm surprised nobody's mentioned this yet. Redhat desktop is now Fedora Code. Fedora is a group of people from around the world that create very high quality packages for Redhat and make them available over apt, yum, etc. Redhat is basically going for a Debian like model for the product that used to be called Redhat Linux. The packages will be maintained by community members, with the Fedora packaging guidelinkes and the blessing of the Redhat development team.

In my opinion (contrary to that of a LOT of Linux users) is that Redhat has made a great decision by doing this. Casual users like us will have the option of keeping up to date with the latest software releases. The packages will be maintained by non-Redhat maintainers for the most part. The Fedora system will serve as a core for building Redhat Enterprise Linux. This will kinda be the equivalent to the relation between Mozilla and Netscape Communicator.

Oh yeah, the new up2date will support apt and yum sources and the fedora mirrors will support apt :)
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Postby hinkebeinx » Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:18 pm

Hi all,

did anyone tried to upgrade to Severn from an existing installation of RedHat 9 ?

Thx in advance
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