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Re: Fedora 10 - no longer rawhide?



On Thu, 2008-11-13 at 12:03 +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Alex Makhlin wrote:
> 
> > There is not yet a Fedora 10 distribution but only the beta Rawhide
> > (Fedora 10). Here is a great utility I found to upgrade Fedora when new
> > releases are available. You will first have to install it.
> > 
> > as root type:
> > yum install preupgrade
> > preupgrade
> 
> I've read this thread, but still don't understand exactly 
> what preupgrade does.
> How does it differ at present from "yum update"
> which seems to change /etc/fedora-release 
> to "Fedora release 10 (Cambridge)"?

As I understand it, preupgrade analyzes your RPM database and downloads
the packages you're going to need in order to upgrade to the next
version. It doesn't install anything. The idea is to save you time when
you actually do the upgrade. Think of it as a prefetch.

poc


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