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Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 15:35:25 -0400
From: "Robert Harris" <>
To: <>
Subject: RE: Upgrading an existing install, or creating a new install


Thanks for creating those instructions.

So, I've already downloaded the ISO image, how does one upgrade with the CD,
instead of the site?
I tried looking at "settle", but on the CD it is in binary format.

I also get the following error when following your instructions. Any idea on
the solution:
owl2!build:~$ rpm -ivh ~build/RPMS/kernel-2*
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

-Robert Harris

-----Original Message-----
From: Solar Designer [] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: [owl-users] Upgrading an existing install, or creating a new

Robert, all -

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 08:09:55PM -0400, Robert Harris wrote:
> I like for you all to discuss, Is it possible/better to upgrade an
> installed version of Owl, or is it better to install the new version from
> scratch.

It depends.  An upgrade is usually the way to go, whereas a new install
may be preferred in some special circumstances.

> If an upgrade is recommended, how is that done?

I've just created a wiki page with Owl upgrade instructions:

Thank you for asking!


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