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Re: How can I update from Shrike to Fedora ?



On Sun, 28 Sep 2003 15:40:23 -0400, Jef Spaleta wrote
> Cristian Stefan wrote:
> > Hi I am new to RH and i have installed RH9 and managed to update it 
> > with apt4rpm .So...
> > The obvious question is :
> > How can I manage to put some repositories to get a dist-upgrade from RH9
> > to Fedora ?
> 
> This sort of question about apt or yum comes up a lot. And though I can
> not tell how to get apt to do this...because I don't use apt. I do have
> to question whether or not its WORTH upgrading to the test release this
> way.
> 
> As of now...using either apt/yum to upgrade to a new release is not
> something the Fedora Core developers are making a priority to test 
> and make sure works. If you are able to use apt to upgrade to the 
> new test release, and you have problems...your bugreports might not 
> be useful at all...and their might be very little interest in 
> helping fix the problems you encounter becuase you have used an un-
> supported upgrade path.
> 
> I think..if you are going to be running the beta..and be a beta
> tester..you have to be willing to follow some basic rules on expected
> behavior. One of those rules have been that you are going to have to
> either upgrade from a previous official release using the ISO image
> based upgrade methods provided by the official installer. Or You 
> will be doing a fresh install using the provided methods.
> 
> Unless something has changed recently..very recently...having apt or 
> yum work to do dist-upgrade like behavior is not something thats 
> getting a lot of Fedora Core development attention. You can 
> certainly try to do it, becuase both yum and apt have the ability to 
> do this sort of thing...but if it goes wrong...your bugs might not 
> be a high priority. Bug testing effort is best spent on issues 
> developers want tested...and to-date I haven't seen much interest 
> from the development side to make upgrading between releases with 
> apt a high priority.
> 
> -jef"thinks the website needs Tester Guidelines, to help give 
> testers an indication of what the priorities are for different test
releases"spaleta


If I read this exchange correctly, Fedora may not be a RH 10 equivalent for
those users of previous versions of RHL. Not a good sign?? 




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