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From: Liam Helmer (linuxlists_at_thevenue.org)
Date: Mon 10 May 2004 - 17:23:35 BST

I'm not sure it will be THAT big a deal. Most of the upgrades to
software are required specifically for things like e2fs utils, etc ->
things that require access to the kernel syscalls. I remember running
redhat 6.2 with kernel 2.4pre1 (back in the day), and there was very
little I needed to do to get it running for a full system.

Give it a try.
If not, I think there's still patches for usermode linux on kernel
2.2.x... then you can have a virtual 2.2.x kernel to play with.


On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 13:21, Roderick A. Anderson wrote:
> Thanks Sam.
> On Mon, 10 May 2004, Sam Vilain wrote:
> > As long as you have gcc 2.95.3+ (IIRC - check the kernel README) then
> > you shouldn't have a problem. You can run distros with different libc's
> > inside your vservers happily.
> >
> > The RH6.1 machine will need plenty of updates before it can work with a
> > 2.4 kernel. Again, it's all in the kernel documentation.
> > Documentation/Changes within the source tree lists the exact package
> > requirements.
> I was afraid of this.
> > You could always put a new OS on the root system, and run the old RedHat
> > system inside a vserver :-)
> Love to but the upgrade will break too many tweaked things and I don't
> have the time to babysit the fixes. This is for a non-profit -- gratis
> -- and I have a full time job already. Keeps looking like a lose/lose
> situation. (Maybe I need thicker skin. :-)
> Rod

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