FC3 -> FC4 Upgrade? (was Re: reducing distribution CD count)

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Fri Feb 25 15:52:21 UTC 2005

> It depends on the packages you have installed. As it stands, some
> packages which were in FC3 are missing from the rawhide tree -- so an
> upgrade will not be able to update the complete package set. The will
> leave outdated packages installed -- whether that causes problems or not
> depends on the package and its dependencies. If it's built against
> versions of shared libraries which are no longer present, then I believe
> the installer will have removed the old version of those libraries and
> will have left the package in question broken. That may be your MTA or
> your X environment -- nothing important :)
> As Seth says, you may be able to update the missing packages separately
> to remedy this, if Extras has actually come together and has those
> packages in a usable form by the time you upgrade.

So the way I see it here are the items needed to make extras work for

1. branch fc3 off of devel in extras cvs
2. get release updates in extras cvs spec files
3. build world
4. look for things that break
5. wash, rinse, repeat.

What we don't need right now is a lot of fatalism.


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