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Old 11-16-2003, 06:50 AM   #1
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Straight upgrade from RH9 to Fedora

Is it possible to upgrade straight to Fedora, I mean, will I get problems with my older programs running under RH 9? Or do I have to install everything new? Thanx.
Old 11-16-2003, 02:11 PM   #2
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AFAIR it's possible, because installer detects previous existing systems and asks if you want to upgrade or make a new install.

Best wishes
Old 11-16-2003, 05:49 PM   #3
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Updated RedHat 9 to Fedora Core 1

Had a few problems with Gnome apps seg faulting on the first use

but switched to KDE, I dunno, I just like KDE more.

Added apt-get and synaptic, revised /et/yum.conf and /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources and edited/added Synaptic Repositories.

Working fine.
Old 11-23-2003, 02:41 PM   #4
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Dave, can you please list all the changes you made to conf files as per the last line of your message?

Thanks in anticipation,

Old 11-23-2003, 07:51 PM   #5
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Thumbs up RedHat 9 to Fedora Core fixes

changes to /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources

yum fedora-core-1-new
yum fedora-updates-new
#yum fedora-testing-new

yum fedora-freshrpms-os
yum fedora-freshrpms-updates

changes to /etc/yum.conf

name=Fedora Core 1 os

name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates

#name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Unreleased Updates

name=FreshRPMs os
name=FreshRPMs updates

Fix Add/Remove Apllications /usr/share/redhat-config-packages/
line 733 change "Redhat/RPMS" to "Fedora/RPMS"
or you can just install the updated rpm in testing

Kmix not on panel menu
KDE users, run kmenuedit
Gnome users, I don't know what to telll ya, only explanation of menu editing I've seen for Gnome is too compex to try to retell, something to do with vfolders

Last edited by leutzdb; 11-23-2003 at 07:52 PM.
Old 11-23-2003, 07:57 PM   #6
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1) you can do a upgrade from RedHat9 to Fedora Core 1
2) all of my previously installed additions continued to function properly
3) You don not have fresh install

Out of curriosity, I did a fresh install and was surprised at how few differences there were.


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