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To Upgrade from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 to CentOS 5.3 Using Yum

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You can migrate from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 to CentOS 5.3 using yum through SSH.

  1. Connect to your server through SSH, using a client such as PUTTY.
  2. Enter your user name and password.
  3. Type su - and enter your root password.
  4. Run the following commands to upgrade to Cent OS 5.3:
    yum clean all
    mkdir ~/centos
    cd ~/centos/

    wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/CentOS/centos-release-5-3.el5.centos.1.i386.rpm
    wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/CentOS/centos-release-notes-5.3-3.i386.rpm
    wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/CentOS/yum-3.2.19-18.el5.centos.noarch.rpm
    wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/CentOS/yum-updatesd-0.9-2.el5.noarch.rpm
    wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/CentOS/yum-metadata-parser-1.1.2-2.el5.i386.rpm
    wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/CentOS/python-iniparse-0.2.3-4.el5.noarch.rpm
    wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/CentOS/yum-fastestmirror-1.1.16-13.el5.centos.noarch.rpm
    wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/CentOS/gamin-python-0.1.7-8.el5.i386.rpm

    rpm --import http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5
    rpm -e --nodeps redhat-release
    rpm -e yum-rhn-plugin
    rpm -Uvh *.rpm

    yum upgrade
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