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Old 10-28-2004, 09:14 AM   #1
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Question Upgrading Fedora Core 2 to Core 3


Hello People,

Iím a happy user of Fedora Core 2 I not have anything to complain, but I have some important programs installed (VMware, Wine, Apache, etc) for test purposes.

My question is, if Fedora change to Core 3 is it possible to upgrade Fedora Core 2 without having to reinstall programs?

I wait of course for the official release of Fedora Core 3.

With kind regards,

Richard
 
Old 10-28-2004, 09:23 AM   #2
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Hi.

In theory, yes. The installation CD/DVD has an option to upgrade the whole distro.

In practice, not really. I've never been able to upgrade a distro without running into problems which ended up taking longer to solve than just installing the new distro from scratch.

If you've already got a confiigured system, but you want to upgrade, then I'd backup the /etc directory and your home directory, then do a fresh installation. Once the new distro is installed, replace the relevant files in /etc with the ones you backed up and restore your home directory - that way you should end up with a new distro which is configured the same as your old one.

Any programs you've installed which are not part of the distro will have to be re-installed.

Dave
 
Old 10-28-2004, 10:07 AM   #3
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I've never tried this, but man up2date , somewhere in there is an option to 'update to version or release' I'm sure.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 10:10 AM   #4
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ilikejam, I assume it goes the same way with Mandrake 10.0 and 10.1 right?


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Old 10-28-2004, 11:04 AM   #5
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Upgrading a point release I would imagine would go a lot smoother than upgrading a full version release.
I'd give it a go. I've never upgraded a Mandrake distro before, so I can't guarantee anything, though.

Dave

P.S. Usual disclaimers apply. Back up your data first etc.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 11:45 AM   #6
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I just tried to do an upgrade from fedora core 2 to fedora core 3 using a dvd, and it didn't work as smoothly as I had hoped. It broke some libraries, and it didn't install some things I would have liked it to by default, and I wasn't given a choice of installing anything new. So I've decided to do a fresh install (after backing up home direcories of course) and things are already working much smoother.

just my $0.02
 
  


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