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 via SSH (more info).
    2. Switch to the root user (more info).
    3. 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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