Howto: Upgrade redhat RHEL4 linux to Fedora Core 4 on VPS from

Upgrade redhat RHEL4 to FC3 (Fedora Core 3)

Fedora Core mirrors

(install GPG key)

rpm --import

(need these 2 files – yum and fedora-release)


(remove fedora incopatible package)

rpm -e glibc-dummy-redhat-as4

(install yum and fedora-release)

rpm -Uvh --force yum* fedora-release*

(upgrade to FC3)

yum upgrade

*type "y" when asked

Upgrade Fedora Core 3 (FC3) to Fedora Core 4 (FC4)

(install GPG key)

rpm --import

(download fedora-release)


(remove unneeded packages)

yum remove **

Note: I am going to install VHCS so i will prepare the system to pre install requirements
VHCS Installation


rpm -Uvh --force fedora-release-4-2.noarch.rpm

(disable SELinux)

nano /etc/sysconfig/selinux




yum -y upgrade

Note: if you receive the following error, import the RPM-GPG-KEY.

warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID db42a60e
public key not available for caching-nameserver-7.3-3.noarch.rpm

(imoprt key)

rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

Reboot the system to begin using Fedora Core 4.

If applicable, re-enable SELinux by undoing the changes above, and reboot the system to use SELinux.

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