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Updating old linux install remotely

Updating linux install

     

eflat

5:55 am on Oct 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm wanting to update the version of linux on what is apparently a pretty damn old version of RedHat. I started playing with rpm but it seems that every library I try to update, needs some other library and I go in circles.

Any tips or advice? I only have remote access to the machine by a vpn. I'm not getting very far without some help on this.

Some system info:
[root@localhost root]# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.4.7-10 (bhcompile@stripples.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-98)) #1 Thu Sep 6 17:27:27 EDT 2001
[root@localhost root]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Linux release 7.2 (Enigma)
[root@localhost root]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.4.7-10 #1 Thu Sep 6 17:27:27 EDT 2001 i686 unknown

RPM version 4.0.3

jtara

7:01 am on Oct 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I wouldn't even attempt "updating" a system that old - start over.

You can use Yum to update from one release to the next. Sometimes goes smoothly. Sometimes not so smoothly. But this many versions? And without Yum? Naw. (Yum deals with the dependencies.)

eflat

1:52 am on Oct 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Agreed. Really got nowhere messing with rpm, so for the heck of it I started forcing some updates to see how far I could get it, but, as would be expected, that wasn't very successful. Just not worthwhile continuing to mess with at this point.