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Re: Fedora 2 Final - yum/up2date vs. ISO's

On Sun, 2004-05-16 at 13:52 -0400, Stan Bubrouski wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-05-16 at 13:28, David L Norris wrote:
> > On Sat, 2004-05-15 at 09:22, Rory Gleeson wrote:
> > > Any thoughts on the value of actually downloading the ISO's and
> > > installing or updating with them vs. just letting up2date and yum take
> > > you over to Fedora Core 2 final?  
> > 
> > Short answer: you should not try to upgrade from FC1 to FC2 using
> > YUM/APT.  Anaconda needs to do the upgrade for you.  You may be able to
> > do an upgrade using the boot.iso CD image.
> > 
> Why not?  Hell this system started as FC1 and I updated it to test2 fine
> and now I'm using latest rawhide... what's wrong with Yummin' it up? 
> Any specific problems you can think of?
> > 
> > The Fedora Core 2 installation, at the very least, needs to be run under
> > kernel 2.6.  Maybe you could use YUM/APT to upgrade but the system may
> > not work afterward.
> > 
> This is true.  The first thing I did was install 2.6.0-test9 back a few
> months ago (at 1.6.5-1.358 now), and then upgrade the other packages in
> increments, seems to work fine.  I haven't had any issues with this
> approach, my system is running better than before... aside from new bugs
> in kernel 2.6.5-1.x...
> > Some discussion on the topic:
> > http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2004-April/msg01102.html
> The e-mail seems to insinuate its technically impossible?  I can attest
> to quite the contrary...

Technically impossible no, but it still should not be done (IF you
expect things to go smoothly).  We all know that linux affords enough
freedom in methodology that you could go to extreme lengths to do this
the wrong way.. and end up with the same product.  That doesn't indicate
people (who need to *ask* if its reasonable) should be doing it.

In the least, there will be problems with the kernel change, xorg-x11
upgrade, and config files (in many locations being left as .rpmnew).
There are more.. but those alone are enough to suggest that anyone who
needs to ask about this should not be doing it.

Use the boot.iso and upgrade install from the net or make a local
repository and do the same... the benefits outweigh the work.

Andrew Farris, CPE senior (California Polytechnic State University, SLO)
fedora andrewfarris com :: lmorgul on irc.freenode.net
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men
to do nothing." (Edmond Burke)

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