Just to rule out any possible incompatibilities, can you post the output of
To answer your questions
1) No. You only need the things that are needed by your system. This includes existing installed packages and some added dependencies.
2) You don't upgrade it file by file. You upgrade it as a whole by using yum.
3) The system will not permit you to install/remove/upgrade any installed packages using a normal user.
If your system has access to the internet, then after reading the release notes
of 5.x, specially the Known Issues, you may just
If you will notice in the 5.3 Know Issues
, the upgrade process has been divided to multiple parts. This is to solve some problems with glibc. Though upgrading 5.6 to 5.7 is flawless just by using yum update
, it is my personal choice that I use the multi step procedure in dealing with very old systems.
If the box is not connected to the internet then you might want to create a local mirror repo
using your downloaded rpm packages if you have already downloaded them all. Creating a local mirror repo is beneficial specially if you have a slow internet connection. If you have multiple systems it will save you bandwidth and more importantly time.
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