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FC 6

Last night I upgraded my main machine to Fedora Core 6. This time I upgraded using yum. It went very smoothly; the only oddities were due to weird things I had done to my machine.

I’ve been running FC6 on my laptop for a while now, so I pretty much knew what to expect.


  1. Joe Buck wrote:

    Hi Tom,

    I’ve done this several times myself (FC5->FC6 was smooth, though the FC4 -> FC5 upgrade was badly broken because there was a highly-depended-on package that actually had a newer version number in FC4 updates than in FC5 base). It’s really a much better way to go, and I wish that the Fedora team would promote, and test, this upgrade path more heavily. It’s much more efficient than having everyone download ISOs.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 5:14 pm | Permalink
  2. tom wrote:

    Yes, I agree; this is much friendlier than the other approaches.
    And, Debian provides a nice proof that it is possible :-)

    One oddity for me is that I use a few non-standard repositories, which I typically disable — I only enable them when I specifically want to install something not from Fedora proper. During upgrades these outsider RPMs usually give dependency errors. I’d imagine thi s mode is common enough that some standard solution to it would have to be found.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

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