RHEL3 -> RHEL4 upgrade?

Mike Kercher mike at CAMAROSS.NET
Thu Oct 20 16:14:50 IST 2005

MailScanner mailing list <> scribbled on Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:27 AM:

> Chris Stone wrote:
>> On Wednesday 20 July 2005 11:21 am, Ugo Bellavance wrote:
>>> 	Anyone successfully upgraded a MailScanner (dedicated) server
>>> running
>>> RHEL3 (or a clone) to RHEL4?
>> I upgraded one from WhiteBox to CentOS 3 and then to CentOS
> 4 without
>> any problems. Just followed notes on the CentOS web site for doing
>> this - pretty straightforward.
>> Chris
> Chris, could you elaborate a bit on this?  About how much
> time did it take?  What was your upgrade method?  What is your setup?
> Anyone have an experience of RHEL3 -> RHEL4 upgrade of a
> MailScanner server to report?
> Thanks,

I did an upgrade from FC2 to CentOS 4.2 this morning.  There were only a few
dependency issues.  I removed a couple of offending RPM's, did a yum update
and after downloading about 1300 packages, the install went smoothly.

I had to install the EL kernel-smp manually since the stock FC2 kernel was
more recent, but other than that, the system rebooted into CentOS4.2 without


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