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Old 08-08-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Fedora 17 End of Life: Where to next ?


So I'm running Fedora 17 on my HP Pavilion G6 laptop, and I've got it fully customized just the way I like it. I've been running Fedora since it had a core suffix, but I've only recently got into yum update-ing since I didn't have a solid internet connection before.

Now what I've run into is that fedora 17 has reached it's end of life. I've looked it up and there's a tool called fedup to update me to newer releases, but since my system is running solidly at this point, I want a few reviews before I get my hands dirty.

Has anyone used this method to update their systemm? How succesful were you, and would you recommend it? Thanks.
 
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Has anyone used this method to update their system? How succesful were you, and would you recommend it?
Tried it once IIRC on a system from F15 to F16. Required 1 GB free space in /boot IIRC?.. Wasn't successful. On another system I upgraded from F16 to F18 the system refused to boot into the Desktop Environment. Not because of upgrade problems but due to ~/ settings prohibiting proper a launch. Moving /home out of the way, installing from scratch and then migrating settings / files seems to be the safest procedure for me.
*BTW it's better to have backups you don't need than to find you need backups you didn't make.
 
Old 08-08-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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Fedora 17 End of Life: Where to next ?

didnt work for me. i ended up backing up, replacing fedora and reintegrating the settings. be sure to get an rpm-qa for your package lists. it helps.
 
Old 08-10-2013, 11:29 AM   #4
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So I'm running Fedora 17 on my HP Pavilion G6 laptop, and I've got it fully customized just the way I like it. I've been running Fedora since it had a core suffix, but I've only recently got into yum update-ing since I didn't have a solid internet connection before.

Now what I've run into is that fedora 17 has reached it's end of life. I've looked it up and there's a tool called fedup to update me to newer releases, but since my system is running solidly at this point, I want a few reviews before I get my hands dirty.

Has anyone used this method to update their systemm? How succesful were you, and would you recommend it? Thanks.
the FedUp works great. follow their instructions and be aware of the very few issues like Chrome, or some local RPMs that you might have. I have used FedUp a few times and several guys in our LUG have used it and love it.

FedUp and away and enjoy
 
Old 08-10-2013, 01:55 PM   #5
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I moved to OpenSUSE after getting off the fedora "new install every 6 months" roller coaster

In place upgrades never worked and "preupgrade" never worked well for me .

A bit longer life span 18 months VS 13
and unless you install " factory" it is not SO bleeding edge


for upgrading from 12.2 to 12.3 i did an inplace upgrade and had no real issues , just a few small minor everyday issues

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Old 08-11-2013, 08:31 AM   #6
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Kernel 2.10 but still pushing down Firefox 22.. with Fedora you're less than a user, you're a corporate test rat. Almost went back to Ubuntu but Linux Mint 15 had everyhting I needed plus all the proprieteray codecs (MP3 and DVD) were pre-installed.


Bye bye Red Hat.
 
Old 08-11-2013, 09:30 AM   #7
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Just as a reminder - preupgrade is no longer available and has been replaced by Fedup.

Fedup has done an amazing job for me whenever I have tried. Most of the accounts I have read about 'Fedup' upgrading has been positive. Do try the upgrade (after backup)!

Also, F19 is, in my opinion, a rock solid distribution and in my hands, the most stable distro (of all I have tried).
 
Old 08-11-2013, 09:45 AM   #8
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with Fedora you're less than a user, you're a corporate test rat. Almost went back to Ubuntu but Linux Mint 15 had everyhting I needed plus all the proprieteray codecs (MP3 and DVD) were pre-installed.
Fedora is a testing ground for Red Hat....and for years now Red Hat have been where much of the kernel work is done, and work on other farily important projects as well.

Ubuntu is a testing ground for ubuntu. You're still a corporate test rat, but with canonical/ubuntu you're a test rat for a company that doesnt give much, if anything, back to 'upstream'. The only projects they do much work on are those in house projects which require people to 'sign' the 'canonical contributor agreement'.

With the ubuntu based versions of mint you are still a corporate test rat, its just not quite so obvious.
 
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Kernel 2.10 but still pushing down Firefox 22.. with Fedora you're less than a user, you're a corporate test rat. Almost went back to Ubuntu but Linux Mint 15 had everyhting I needed plus all the proprieteray codecs (MP3 and DVD) were pre-installed.


Bye bye Red Hat.
um, lets see, the kernel 2.x has not been used in Fedora since oh 12 or 13 or so, so years now it has not run anything that old. the current Fedora 19 is running: 3.10 while Fedora 18 is running 3.9.

to add to cascade9 post, dont forget that Canonical is not only selfish in what they do, but their desktop OS is full of intentional built in MALWARE that collects and sells your personal data to the likes of Amazon and Facebook WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT OR KNOWLEDGE for the most part.

so please know what you are talking about before you spout out the wrong side of your mouth FUD just like Microsoft does on a daily basis. Thank you.
 
Old 08-11-2013, 02:56 PM   #10
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Yeah, yeah, you caught a typo, that makes you a genius I suppose. Anywho, Linux Mint 15 is using kernel 3.8 instead of Fedora's bleeding edge 3.10 which is bug central. Corporations like Red Hat need to be financially responsible members of the community and pay people for testing their software.
 
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this thread has really digressed and is getting rather off topic
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:27 PM   #12
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Indeed. Please keep this thread on topic.
 
Old 08-11-2013, 07:18 PM   #13
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i have been fighting an issue with Fedup on systems with FULL DISK ENCRYPTION... fedup does not work. it breaks and i can not get an answer as to why.

So if you are using Full disk encryption on your Fedora 17 box, DO NOT use fedup to upgrade to 18/19 respectively. it is broke. you will get the new data on your system but it will not be bootable into the newer kernels. you will be stuck on F17.
 
Old 08-13-2013, 04:51 PM   #14
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Hmm.... as for complexity of the system mine is a fairly standard install ..... I do
 
Old 08-13-2013, 05:05 PM   #15
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Hmm.. i do have a couple of encrypted partitions but root isn't one of them, so that shouldn't be an issue. My main concern is that I have spent months tuning my system, so that what I have on my hands is a set-up that gives me 4.5+ hours of battery life, looks exactly as I want it to, does exactly what I want it to, and has everything I need. The only thing is that I do want updates, but I really don't want to re-install everything from scratch!

If fed-up fails, would I have to do just that? Do post install issues crop up? I've got such a comfortable configuration that I don't want to mess it up

BTW, I do know that Ubuntu does collect user information, and that Canonical doesn't contribute code upstream. Red Hat is just a company that is promoting open source software in the corporate world and making a profit along the way. Most of all, they do contribute code back. Plus Fedora is community oriented, and while Red Hat does have a say in its affairs, the community plays a big role too. Personally I've been using Red Hat as well as Debian on my systems, and both seem like good solid stable distributions. Rather than ubuntu IMHO debian would be the better choice if you don't want to go the Red Hat way.
 
  


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