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Old 11-09-2004, 03:28 AM   #1
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Upgrade fc2 to fc3 using yum


I have FC2 and want to upgrade to FC3 using yum.
I'm not so familiar with yum and there is a few things I dont understand. I read on this forum that I could find a mirror site with fedora core 3 and add it to /etc/yum.conf. I did so and added it to the base section among the url's to fedora core 2. It is listed as number 3. So my first question is if I had to remove the url's pointing to core 2? My next question is if it should be placed in the updates section instead? The reason for asking is when I use yum upgrade, only FC2 packages are downloaded among a few noarch. So now I have installed a lot of FC2 rpm's when I thought it should be FC3 packages. Or is it so that FC3 use FC2 packages which not are renamed?
I mean I read on the fedora homepage that there was nothing to be done when new releases came out, and yum automaticly detected it when you used yum upgrade. Or m I wrong?
I think this is a little confusing so if somebody could point to me the right direction it would be fine.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 07:56 PM   #2
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From the author of yum:

Re: Upgrade FC2 to FC3 with yum

* From: seth vidal <skvidal phy duke edu>
* To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases <fedora-test-list redhat com>
* Subject: Re: Upgrade FC2 to FC3 with yum
* Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 00:05:26 -0400

On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 14:11 +0000, aldo santini wrote:
> It is posible to upgrade my Fedora Core 2 to FC3 using yum?

I've done a test upgrade of this but there are a few kinks to work out
in the process. I think 90% of the problem comes from the dev->udev
migration playing hell with devices. I'll have more information after
tomorrow or the weekend.

Right now the process is:

- download yum from fc3rc/rawhide
- download fedora-release from rawhide
- install the gpg keys for fc3 to your rpmdb
rpm --import url://of/your/gpgkeys
- update both by hand:
rpm -Uvh yum-* fedora-release*
- check your repository configuration in /etc/yum.conf and in
/etc/yum.repos.d to make sure you have the repositories you want,
configured.
- check to make sure everything is working correctly, run:
yum list updates
- You should see a huge number of packages in need of an update go by.
- Do the upgrade itself. Run:
yum upgrade

The problems I've found so far:

- dev->udev upgrade makes it impossible to open a new terminal
- it's possible the network devices are not recovering on reboot - not
sure why quite yet.
- I'm going to try and break it down a bit and upgrade in smaller chunks
to make it less oppressive to wait through that many packages being
updated.

I'm sure there will be other problems.

-sv
 
Old 11-09-2004, 07:56 PM   #3
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basically, sounds like its a bad idea to do it.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 05:15 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by coontie
basically, sounds like its a bad idea to do it.
Lets not make that assertion just yet.

But, I do have a couple issues with upgrading from FC2 --> FC3 via yum. Firstly, I installed an aftermarket version of xine so that I can watch DVD's. Fine. I also installed some aftermarket fonts to allow me to view some old word docs acceptably. Fine.

Now,
$yum upgrade returns this error "Error: missing dep: libcurl.so.2 for pkg xine"
$yum --exclude=xine upgrade returns these errors "Error: missing dep: libcurl.so.2 for pkg xine" and "Error: xorg-x11-font-utils conflicts with xorg-x11-base-fonts<= 6.7.99.903-3"

Any thoughts?
J.

(sorry, this is half posted in a thread I started here
Thread )
 
Old 11-10-2004, 06:56 PM   #5
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net install

Could always try. In my experience dist-upgrades never went smooth. But thats me. Fedora 3 has a net install iso im pretty sure though. Might save a disaster.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 10:07 PM   #6
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Having yum remove xine before attempting the update has kicked it off smoothly.

The update has been chugging away smoothly for the last 4 hours... We'll see what happens by morning.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 11:48 PM   #7
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Craptastic.

The yum upgrade went very smoothy... it was the rebooting that didn't work. I can reboot into an older kernel but it's ugly. Rebooting into the new kernel errors a couple times (specifically in the init sequence where it tries to touch a few files in /var but can't because it's read-only) and then craps out for good when trying to start the system logger.

Oh yes... and don't forget to re-install the nvidia drivers.

If I don't load nvidia in the xorg.conf file, then we boot nicely.
If I reinstall the NVIDIA drivers, then we hang on booting.

Hmm....

Boot with old kernel
init 3
install the NVidia drivers
regress the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to use "nv" instead of "nvidia"
restart
Boot with new kernel
init 3
modprobe nvidia
reset the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to use "nvidia" instead of "nv"
chmod 666 /dev/nvidia*
init 5

It works but I can't reboot or I have to go through it all again.

Hmm... possible solution here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ght=nvidia+fc3
The smarter people win, here is their solution that works.
Quote:
$ cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices
$ chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*

Last edited by JordanH; 11-11-2004 at 12:43 AM.
 
  


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