[plug] Upgrade fc4 to fc6

Tim Bowden tim.bowden at westnet.com.au
Thu Apr 26 11:59:19 WST 2007

On Thu, 2007-04-26 at 10:45 +0800, Tomasz Grzegurzko wrote:
> On 4/26/07, Tim Bowden <tim.bowden at westnet.com.au> wrote:
>         Hi all,
>         I recently tried to update a friends fc4 server (neglected in
>         the update
>         department for quite some time).  The primary aim was to get
>         it to fc6.

<big snip>

> If you used yum to update, then no it's not apt and the yum upgrade
> path is difficult and unsupported. There's a page at
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq for general help and
> pitfalls.
> But basically for Debian-ers don't assume yum is a drop in replacement
> for apt. The supported upgrade path is with a CD/DVD upgrade.
> However, I have done FC4 yum upgrades successfully before so it's not
> impossible.. 
> Tomasz

Ouch!  My mistake was to assume fcX would do live upgrades.  To be
honest, I'm a bit gobsmacked it doesn't.  Perhaps I've lived in debian
world for too long.  Some things just get taken for granted after a
while.  Is the live upgrade capabilities of debian derived distros
something unique or do any non deb based systems do live upgrades also?

Thanks for the help Tomasz, it's appreciated.

Tim Bowden
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