Re: OS Future now that Fedora Legacy defunct

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Since both distributions use essentially the same packages, just different versions, you can save all your configuration files, re-install, then replace the files with minimal change, if any, and have a CentOS system in a few hours.

- Donald Tripp
HPC Systems Administrator
High Performance Computing Center
University of Hawai'i at Hilo
200 W. Kawili Street
Hilo,   Hawaii   96720

On Dec 21, 2006, at 10:56 AM, Kevin Kofler wrote:

Anne Wilson <cannewilson <at>> writes:
I'm less than happy.  If I have to install afresh to get a secure system I'll 
probably change to CentOS rather than install FC6 on those boxes.

Hint: You can force CentOS to upgrade a Fedora installation. "linux upgradeany" 
is your friend. But the CentOS version has to be significantly newer than the 
Fedora version for you to get away with this. FC4->CentOS5 will most likely 
work, FC5->CentOS5 might be problematic due to updates, FC6->CentOS5, 
FC4->CentOS4 etc. are all recipes for disaster.

        Kevin Kofler

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