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Re: Changing from RedHat 9 (Shrike) To Fedora?

I totally agree with Richard. You should back up
everything you need (configuration files, documents,
etc.). I've tried the upgrade on many computers. Lots
of negative effects, like the one you've mentioned
(up2date). There are reasons for the mess; for
example, Fedora switched from XFree86 to xorg. As a
result, the configuration file isn't XF86Config
anymore, but xorg.conf. 

I've found out that the best way was to backup my
files and do a clean install, not just an update. My
mileage. Others' may differ.

Good luck.


--- Richard Emberson <remberson edgedynamics com>
> Dirk J. Botha wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > 
> > Probably a noob question, but then again, I've
> only been using Linux for about 
> > 6 months.
> > 
> > Lucky for me I have the advantage of being a C++
> developer so I'm not a total 
> > idiot. The unlucky part is that I'm rather out of
> it as far as updateing my 
> > system is concerned. I've noticed that the RedHat
> up2date utility does not 
> > work for me, it keeps telling me that it's unable
> to register me. Regardless 
> > of what username I use.
> > 
> > Is it perhaps possible to update my system to
> Fedora, i.e. use a similar 
> > utility as "up2date" to look at the Fedora sources
> and RPMs to update my 
> > system? The purpose being to end up with a Fedora
> Core 2 system that I can
> > use in order to aid the development and testing.
> > 
> > I'd appretiate any assistance.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Dirk J. Botha
> > 
> > 
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