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Old 11-19-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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Question Fedora 12 - install or upgrade and what about data

Is it safe to upgrade from Fedora 11 to 12 or is it best to do a clean install.

If I do a clean install what should I back up to restablish my environment on 12 without having to reconfigure everything again?

If I backup my home user directory is it simply a case of overwriting the new home user directory in the new install?

what if some of the configurations in all those hidden .<directory> (read as dot followed by name) subtley changed.

Thanks for any advice
Old 11-19-2009, 03:46 PM   #2
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It's best to install.
Back up the data.
You'll have to reconfigure regardless, so save whatever scripts you think will hwlp and port them over.
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Old 12-02-2009, 03:18 PM   #3
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Upgrading Fedora 11

I ended up upgrading using the pre-upgrade package provided by Fedora.

So far everything seems to be running smoothly

fingers crossed!


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