have anybody tried upgrading from RedHat 9 to Fedora ?

Bob Arendt rda at rincon.com
Fri Nov 21 21:21:21 UTC 2003

George Kodinov wrote:
> Hi,
> I was thinking on how exactly to upgrade my Redhat 9 box - try inplace 
> upgrade or do a backup of my data and install Fedora afresh. I have a 
> good amount of RawHide RPMs installed.
> Has anybody had any experience upgrading RedHat 9 boxes w/ Fedora and 
> how seamless the process is ?
> What would you recommend ?
I've updated from RH9 -> FC1 (little to no RawHide) on three systems.
The only problems encountered were:

Mozilla & Epiphany crashes from bad ttfonts-xxx update

upgrade from RH9 fails leaving both old and new rpm's for ntp

Both of these bugs result from upgrade quirks.  Clean installs shouldn't
have these problems.  Remedies are included in both bugzilla reports.
Also /etc/X11/gdm.conf *disables* X11 tcp connections by defaults.
Edit this file to re-enable (mentioned several times on the list).
Your $HOME/.ooffice may not agree with the previous ooffice version;
Easiest thing is to wipe it out and let ooffice recreate it - again,
discussed on the list.

Overall, I prefer FC1 to RH9.

Have fun!
-Bob Arendt

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