jeremy at cadre5.com
Tue May 4 20:03:23 UTC 2004
Bob Shaffer ][ wrote:
>Are you telling me that "yum update" and "yum upgrade" will completely
>upgrade everything? I've never used the "upgrade" option thinking it was
>synonym for "update" in that context. If I can actually use yum to
>upgrade my system to FC2, that might be what I'll do.
Err, that was a mistype there. It's apt where you have to "update",
then "upgrade". WIth yum, "update" will do it all.
But yes, after FC2 is released you *should* be able to point your
"/etc/yum.conf" file at a FC2 repository (it's currently pointed at a
FC1 repository) and issue "yum update"...and after many minutes of
churning (and probably a reboot) you should be running what is basically
a FC2 system.
Because of the larger changes that occur between releases (relocated
config files, software compiled with different support, wide-scale
changes like SELinux), you may have to sort out some things manually,
though. I recently upgraded one of our RH9 machines here to FC1 (in
prep for the RH9 EOL) using this method, and I remember a few things not
quite working right, due to an RPM present in FC1 but not in RH9 not
being installed...got this ironed out pretty quickly with a Google
search (turns out a lot of people had the same problem I did).
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