Going from 9 to Fedora, what are the steps?
dag at wieers.com
Sat Nov 22 02:55:55 UTC 2003
On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, Brian Krisler wrote:
> Before I start down this path, is it as simple as switching my
> config file from:
> rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/9/i386 os updates
> rpm-src http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/9/i386 os updates
> rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net fedora/linux/1/i386 core updates freshrpms
> rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net fedora/linux/1/i386 extras alternatives
Actually it worked for me. I uncommented the fedora core 1 repos of
FreshRPMS, NewRPMS and Dag as well as Fedora Core. Then did:
Apt told me that there were some conflicts: like the new perl package
now includes perl-CGI, perl-CPAN and perl-DB_File, and gucharmap and
stickynotes_applet are now part of resp. gnome-utils and gnome-applets.
Sadly Red Hat didn't obsolete these packages ;/
I also had to remove some ximian packages that were leftovers from my
RH80+Ximian era. I removed all the conflicting packages with:
rpm -e --nodeps ....
so that depending packages were still installed. The second run I did:
apt-get dist-upgrade -f
and it worked flawlessly. I then rebooted the system into Fedora Core.
The whole process took about 2hours, including downloading about 880MB
(which took 41mins) and involved 782 packages.
PS A few packages were removed as they had no Fedora version yet.
PS2 You still have to upgrade the kernel (and kernel-modules) manually.
PS3 FreshRPMS apt removed all my sources. Which we really should solve !!
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