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 Upgrading RedHat 5.0 to 5.1
I can't seem to find any information about what has changed with RedHat 5.1,
or, more importantly, how to go about upgrading.

Is there a list of the changes somewhere? I know about the new pretty GUI
tools and stuff like that. But any kind of real changelog?

How do I upgrade? Can I just ftp the RPMs and run "rpm -U *"? Or is it
trickier than that? Is this documented anywhere? Are there any common
problems with upgrading?

 Sat, 23 Dec 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 Upgrading RedHat 5.0 to 5.1

Not much detail but some stuff at

Boot with the install boot disk and tell it to upgrade.

Might work, dunno.

I had a couple of problems:
* It overwrote a few config files (but it backs them up so it's easy to
* It overwrote my patched gpm 1.13 with an older version that didn't
support my mouse (took 5 seconds to fix)
* Apache won't follow symlinks in my /~username virtual directory
anymore; haven't solved that yet but worked around by symlinking my
~/public_html into the main html docs directory.
* I can't figure out how to get the web interface for linuxconf working.

Also the default options on patch are now non-verbose and don't produce
backups which was annoying but not a big deal.

-- brion vibber (

 Sat, 23 Dec 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 Upgrading RedHat 5.0 to 5.1
I'm not too sure of any changes other than what you mentioned.  but to upgrade,
you need to boot from the floppy, and at the dialogue box where last time you
selected install, this time select upgrade.   you will want to find a quick site
to upgrade from though.  you might just want to buy 5.1 as the manual is a nice
little addition to answer questions.

-eric h.

 Sat, 23 Dec 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 Upgrading RedHat 5.0 to 5.1

There are new configuration files for Apache in 5.1.  Check
access.conf and right near the top you will find a comment
saying "Be a little more paranoid" and then a directory
directive that affects *all* home directories.  One effect
of the directives is to kill off symlinking.  You can fix
that by specifically enabling symlinking in specific
directories using approprate directory directives, or
do what I did and comment the entire thing out.

     ---- Paul J. Gans  []

 Sat, 23 Dec 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 Upgrading RedHat 5.0 to 5.1

Upgrading with Red Hat is very simple. You just insert the CD in the
coffee-holder, reboot into the install (either set your BIOS to boot
from CD, use a boot disk or loadlin) and then select install rather than

Jason Clifford
Definite Linux Systems

 Sun, 24 Dec 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
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