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> RHEL 6.2 is out... will SL 6.2 be out in the coming weeks?
linuxph
 Posted: Dec 7 2011, 09:33 AM
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Since I just installed SL 6.1 very recently and did the updates, I have not transferred my saved files/docs/pics which I saved on an external hd.

If SL 6.2 is coming-out soon, is it advisable to just do another clean install or are the upgrades seemless over here?

Thank you.
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 Posted: Dec 7 2011, 09:56 AM
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QUOTE (linuxph @ Dec 7 2011, 11:33 AM)
Since I just installed SL 6.1 very recently and did the updates, I have not transferred my saved files/docs/pics which I saved on an external hd.

If SL 6.2 is coming-out soon,  is it advisable to just do another clean install or are the upgrades seemless over here?

Thank you.


You can just update, since it's just a minor update and nothing major. It's better to do a fresh install when there's a major upgrade. For example going from SL5 to SL6.


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 Posted: Dec 7 2011, 04:42 PM
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Should I just do
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sudo yum update
to update?
or some additional package repositories needed?
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 Posted: Dec 10 2011, 08:00 PM
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I would imagine "sudo yum update" would be sufficient to bring your system up-to date operating system wise.

You would only need to add/change repositories if the specific repositories have changes corresponding to SL 6.2
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helikaon
 Posted: Dec 11 2011, 09:02 AM
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QUOTE (linuxph @ Dec 7 2011, 09:33 AM)
Since I just installed SL 6.1 very recently and did the updates, I have not transferred my saved files/docs/pics which I saved on an external hd.

If SL 6.2 is coming-out soon,  is it advisable to just do another clean install or are the upgrades seemless over here?

Thank you.


Hi there,
good, relevant question ...

1. for SL 6.2 availability, check the official SL web pages smile.gif
http://www.scientificlinux.org/

2. as posted above already by feed, you dont have to do clean distro install while you stay at major number: 6.x

3. to update it from e.g 6.1 to 6.2 the usual 'yum update' is not enough - you have to do:

here is to official 'howto' on the scientific linux www pages:
howto update SL from 6.x version to higher (x) release

basically:
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#cat /etc/redhat-release (here you see current version)

#yum --releasever=6.2 update (to update to 6.2)

#cat /etc/redhat-release ( to check that the update worked - you should see "Scientific Linux release 6.2 (Carbon)")


4. just for information: "sudo" command doesnt work on SL the way like on Ubuntu (and clones), you have to become "root" ("su -") to do update
or
you have to edit /etc/sudoers ("visudo" command) and add particular non-root user there and state which command he can run etc ...


cheers,

This post has been edited by helikaon: Dec 11 2011, 09:05 AM


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