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Old 04-17-2006, 07:49 PM   #1
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Updating FD3 to FD5


I am currently using FD3 and need to switch to FD5. Is it possible to update FD3 to FD5 online, say using yum?
 
Old 04-17-2006, 08:06 PM   #2
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Yes, it's possible.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 02:36 AM   #3
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But it's strongly not recommended. If possible, use the install CDs.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 08:35 AM   #4
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But it's strongly not recommended. If possible, use the install CDs.
Why is that?
 
Old 04-18-2006, 09:16 AM   #5
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As it says at the link I provided above:

"Only experienced Red Hat/Fedora Core users should attempt this, as the yum upgrade process is not officially supported and may cause problems."

While experienced users are familiar with safely and correctly resolving issues like package conflicts and dependency loops, inexperienced users can end up with an unstable system, and even lose data.

As Spooon said, it is possible to perform the upgrade. It's not recommended.
 
  


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