FORT MYERS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The AlmaLinux OS Foundation today announced an incredible update to the ELevate Project, an open source initiative to assist users perform migrations between different Red Hat Enterprise Linux based distributions. The project has been expanded to allow in-place upgrades from AlmaLinux 8.x, EuroLinux 8.x, or Rocky Linux 8.x to 9.x of the same distribution.
“Today’s announcement drastically improves the upgrade path for all users in the RHEL ecosystem,” said Andrew Lukoshko, AlmaLinux OS Architect. “We are incredibly grateful for the continued engagement of the RHEL ecosystem as we move forward together to continue to make this project work for our global user base.”
ELevate consists of two key components: our updates to the open source LEAPP project and a data library and toolset called the Package Evolution Service. The Package Evolution Service (PES) includes a web interface for working with the data library that contains metadata which describes the list of configuration changes required for the migration. Through this web interface, developers and software vendors can also create and submit PES data for their own applications or packages too, ensuring that migrations can be performed smoothly.
ELevate is open source, released under the Apache 2.0 License. You can learn more at the AlmaLinux web site and on the AlmaLinux Wiki. Migrations can be done in place, meaning data and configuration files are preserved. Jack Aboutboul, community manager for AlmaLinux, offers additional insight in his blog post.
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