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Old 12-14-2007, 06:43 AM   #1
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Question Question about FC upgrade one version to another?


Hi All,

I have just recently installed and configured FC5, (which I downloaded ages past) which works great with skype,limeware & with other personal favorites.

Can I upgrade from FC5 to FC8, using yum or should I download iso image, apply it to dvd & upgrade it that way?

Your advice is most welcomed!


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Old 12-14-2007, 10:48 PM   #2
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You can upgrade through yum, and I've done it both ways (ie with a dvd upgrade as well). I seem to recall having ended up with a bit of a mess both ways - I still had some of packages installed, etc. etc. If you can be bothered, I'd probably go the dvd route.
 
Old 12-14-2007, 10:59 PM   #3
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Are you adventurous? Do you have another computer to download and burn the install DVD if a yum upgrade hoses your Fedora computer? Have you backed-up any data you can't afford to lose onto a removable medium?

If you answered yes to all the questions above, and I were you, I might try a yum upgrade. If it works, great. If not, then a re-install isn't too hard. You might have to hand-code the yum repos... They changed the repo directory structure with 7, so just editing /etc/fedora-release won't work.

If you are more cautious, then the best way to go would be backup any data you can't afford to lose, burn a DVD, and re-install. Format /boot and / . You can leave /home to keep your data and personal settings (hopefully). If you want a really fresh start, format /home also and restore any data files you want after re-install.
 
Old 12-15-2007, 09:03 AM   #4
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Hi All

Thanks for prompt replies I shall attempt the yum route first and have a dvd iso image of FC8 at hand, just in case.

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Old 12-16-2007, 04:05 AM   #5
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Hi All

I have completed my task the system has been FC8. First attempt with yum upgrade ran into problems with repo directories & dependences. Second attempt upgrade from dvd, ran into package dependences, and could not work out which packages needed to be removed. Third attempt, from the same dvd, initial install worked like a dream.

Once the system had updated the initial installed packages, I just placed all relevant data files back into their original locations.

Many thanks for your input.

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