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Re: update to F11 with yum

On Monday 01 June 2009, David wrote:
>On 6/1/2009 3:12 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Monday 01 June 2009, David wrote:
>>> On 6/1/2009 12:29 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>> On Monday 01 June 2009, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>>>>> David wrote:
>>>>>>> Is there a way I can try to upgrade now to what will be F11 or do I
>>>>>>> have to wait another week?
>>>>>> Use preupgrade. Works like a charm.
>>>>>> How to use PreUpgrade
>>>>>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PreUpgrade
>>>>>> This will take a while. A long while.
>>>>> Assuming you have to check the "Display unstable test releases"
>>>>> and then choose Rawhide,
>>>>> why not say this?
>>>> And it should pointed out that if this is not checked, you have a blank
>>>> list, it is NOT possible to select from an uptodate F8 to F10.  That
>>>> sucks.
>>>> Whats the deal in forcing everybody into rawhide when there is a show
>>>> topper bug extant and holding up the F11 release?
>>>> That smacks of a rather massive insult to those of us who just want to
>>>> use the machine.  It better work or there will be YAKubuntuI before the
>>>> day is out. All I wanted to do was add fmit to its (F8 on a HP dv5120us)
>>>> repertoire.  But F8 doesn't have libasound which the fmit build needs.
>>>> This F10 built it ok, and fmit itself hasn't been touched since F6 days,
>>>> so why can't an F8 install build it?
>>>>> It may be obvious to you,
>>>>> but would not be to many Fedora users.
>>>> Yeah, obviously getting rawhide shoved down our throats. :(
>>> For Fedora 8 to Fedora 10 I can not say. Just this weekend I did a
>>> preupgrade test of Fedora 9 to Fedora 10 that worked with no problems.
>>> I then did a preupgrade test of that same Fedora 10 to what will be,
>>> eventually, Fedora 11 which is still Rawhide. Again with no problems.
>>> Just time consuming. No one 'forced' me to do an upgrade to Rawhide.
>>> --
>>>  David
>> That was my point, David.  F9 or F10 is not being presented as an option
>> in preupgrade, the only thing you can do is check the box for bleeding
>> edge and chose rawhide.  That has a very high vacuum rating IMO.
>Where did you 'get' the preupgrade.

F8 repo via yumex.
>The Fedora 9 that I started with Saturday came with preupgrade. I clean
>installed Fedora 9 and did updates to current. When I ran preupgrade, in
>Fedora 9, I was offered Fedora 10 or, by checking the box, Rawhide (to
>be Fedora 11). Since the Fedora 10 was up-to-date it's preupgrade
>offered 'nothing' except the check box that get 'Rawhide'.
>There was a bug for some, IIRC, with preupgrade in Fedora 9 to Fedora
>10. Some but not all.
>Fedora would never 'force' you to use Rawhide. Although it kicks the
>poo, IMO, out of Fedora 10. Many changes and improvements. I run Rawhide
>all of the time anyway.
>  David

Cheers, Gene
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