Converting a *live* Fedora box to Debian
Quick scenario... we're planning on switching from in-house T1 web
hosting to an outside hosting company. The other company gives us full
root access on a box to do whatever we want on it.
Problem is... it is installed with base Fedora Core 2 and I'd prefer Debian.
What I'm wondering is: is it possible to convert the machine completely
from Fedora to Debian *all* through an ssh session, without ever having
access to the box. I think it can be done. I'm experimenting with a raw
Fedora install in a VMWare window (so that I can start all over easily
if I need to), and it's surprisingly easy to get things to the point
where I can run "apt-get update" and run dselect and pick what I want.
Once I got to that point, dselect immediately marked all of the
mandatory packages for install and was able to download them all.
I'm currently working out some glitches with missing dpkg install
scripts... but those are small issues. Once that's all done, all that
should be left is to clean up the old RedHat config files.
But, before I go much further, does anyone know of any docs on how to do
this? Or does anybody know of some real deal-killer roadblocks that I'm
going to run into?