I'm running Fedora 13 and planning to switch to CentOS or SELinux soon as version 6 comes out. My question is: how do I switch data and... configuration, if possible?
If the directory structure is pretty much the same, if I do a back-up of my present /home and a restore on the new system, is there any chance that this would work?
Also, I heard that, contrary to dot releases, it will take about 3 months until CentOS 6 is final.
I understand that all RH mentions should be removed, but I suppose this is a pretty automatic process, done with a search and replace. Compiling takes longer but, if a few computers are available, it shouldn't take that long.
There is a reasonably good chance of having that work. You should even be able to copy entries from /etc/ files passwd, shadow, group, and gshadow and insert them using vipw and vigr. Some other config files may work as well.
It is not as automated as you may imagine.
There is also an extensive process involving the CentOS QA team to test and ensure that things are working properly before the new distribution is released publicly.
As there is no CentOS 5 question here this thread is being moved to Social.
Why? What's the process of producing CentOS?
Didn't the upstream company -- is it permitted to name it here? -- do all the testing needed?
I had to use Google to get here...
Just looking at the CentOS Social forum should have sufficed.
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