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Old 10-05-2008, 12:37 PM   #1
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YUM Stuck upgrading from FC8 to FC9

I'm trying to upgrade from FC8 to FC9. I believe I have all my repositories in order. However, when I do a yum update, or if I even tell it yum update kernel, it doesn't find it. I'm still on fc8.

Please see my repo list below:

# yum repolist
repo id repo name status
fedora Fedora 9 - i386 enabled
livna Livna for Fedora Core 9 - i386 - Base enabled
updates Fedora 9 - i386 - Updates enabled

Any help would be greatly appreciate.


Old 10-05-2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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dosent find what? yum? the repo?

who are you running yum as?

what are the permissions of /etc/repo.d

when you do an rpm -qa yum what do you get?
Old 10-05-2008, 06:15 PM   #3
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Did you change your repolist entries to fedora 9 manually? There are more configs which need to be patched; there is a package called fedora-release-8.X which you should upgrade to version 9, from the fedora repository. Then, the general approach to completing the upgrade is:
  • do a full update on your old release (fedora 8)
  • upgrade the fedora-release package for fedora 9
  • If you have "release" packages for any other repositories, use yum to upgrade those
  • Finally, do "yum upgrade"
Old 10-08-2008, 07:57 AM   #4
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You should seriously re-think upgrading. A fresh install is by far the preferred method.


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