Plan for tomorrows (20070531) FESCO meeting

Gerry Reno greno at
Thu May 31 01:53:07 UTC 2007

Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-30 at 14:29 -0400, Gerry Reno wrote:
>> I just joined this list because the extras list is no longer and it said 
>> this is where you should make suggestions.
>> For FESCO meeting:
>>    I do not know where things stand with regard to being able to perform 
>> an upgrade installation from FC6 to FC7 but for me this is very  very 
>> important.  I have a lot of FC6 servers where I have configured 
>> literally over a hundred packages.  The only way that I would be able to 
>> migrate these servers to FC7 is by a yum (or other tool) upgrade path.  
>> A complete reinstall is out of the question.  And if that is necessary 
>> my servers will be stuck on FC6 forever.  Also I have other servers that 
>> I want to migrate to new 64-bit architecture from 32-bit.  I have not 
>> found a documented, automated way in which I can do this so that all the 
>> 32-bit packages are replaced with their 64-bit counterparts.  These are 
>> some things that I would like to see discussed.
> I see Jesse has addressed some of this but one other thing to keep in
> mind when writing a draft for FESCo is to explain why the upgrade must
> be a yum upgrade vs anaconda upgrade.  

Preferable would be a non-GUI upgrade path that could be performed 
remotely and has the ability to restart where it left off if something 
were to interrupt the process.  I would not like to experience the 
broken updates problem we had with i586 kernel and others during FC6 
where I ended up with a bunch of duplicated packages after the update 
process was restarted and completed.

> In this message you only mention
> the upgrade vs reinstall problem.
> -Toshio

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