Red Hat 8.0
I've upgraded this server to Red Hat 8.0.
At first it simply refused to upgrade, complaining about a missing
/SWAP partition. I had to comment it out in
/etc/fstab and let the installer re-create it.
It took close to two hours to preform the upgrade, which gave me a chance to catch up on some shows I had taped last week.
I should have manually selected the packages. The darn thing decided to upgrade Apache 1.3.x to 2.0.x. I had to redo
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf pretty much from scratch. There're still a few things I could not get working quite right, nothing major though.
I also had to recompile
mod_webapp. They say you're supposed to put module configuration files in
/etc/httpd/conf.d/, which doesn't seem to work with mod_webapp. It kept on complaining about an Invalid Virtual Hostname. I should have left everything in
httpd.conf. Serves me right for trying to do things the documented way.
It also downgraded my SpamAssassin installation. Weird.
/etc/mail/sendmail.cf need to be rebuild. Apparently
hash is now specified with
-T<TMPF> instead of
I also noticed that the
rpm command no longer includes build options. There's a new command called
rpmbuild. Not a bad thing. It makes the man pages somewhat less confusing.
I spend quite some time making sure all vital services where still functioning, and so far, everything looks good.
Knock on wood.