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Re: F7 to F8: no joy =/ - yum update

Newsflash: there seems to be a workaround here:


Haven't tested it myself, and it is known that it didn't solve the
problem for everyone, but still worth a try before trying the "yum



On Nov 14, 2007 9:59 AM, André Costa <blueser gmail com> wrote:
> Hi David,
> On Nov 14, 2007 9:36 AM, David Timms <dtimms iinet net au> wrote:
> > André Costa wrote:
> > > Well, a network upgrade with yum should work, but what will happen if
> > > I lose connection for some reason?
> > Don't risk it. You should be able modify the info at:
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq
> >
> > with:
> > edit /etc/yum.conf to keepcache=1
> > {if you have the DVD iso, copy it's rpms into the yum cache
> > {/var/cache/yum/....}
> >
> > yum install yum-downloadonly
> > time yum --downloadonly -y upgrade
> > Repeat if you have download/network problems.
> > Once successfully downloaded, remove the --downloadonly:
> > time yum -y upgrade
> Nice, this is really cool info =) If I got it right, I would not need
> to download anything (aside from post-F8 upgrades) if I can copy RPMs
> directly from DVD iso, right?
> > I'm interested to know how long the download and the install actually take.
> No problem, I will post here any info I get about it.
> > Additionally, you may be able to save a serious amount of time through
> > divide and conquer eg:
> > time yum -y update xorg*
> Mmmh... sounds good. I would only need to do a final "yum upgrade" at
> the end to ensure nothing wrong was left behind.
> > > Is it possible to use yum to upgrade from the installation DVD?
> > You would need to do a few special things; create a fedora-media.repo
> > and point it to the mounted CD. As well as have the network available
> > for updates the aren't on the DVD but instead in Fedora Everything.
> Got it, seems worth a try. Do you have any pointers on how to create
> the fedora-media.repo?
> Actually, shouldn't it be provided by default on the DVD iso so that
> it could be used as a fallback upgrade method when anaconda fails
> horribly like this?
> Thks a lot for your tips, I am finally seeing some light at the end of
> the tunnel ;-)
> Regards,
> Andre

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