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Re: How to upgarde versions through apt/yum - possible ?

On Tue, 2005-04-05 at 10:46 -0400, David Curry wrote: 
> Parameshwara Bhat wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Is it possible to upgrade versions using apt / yum ? I use synaptic 
> > and  when I 'refresh', only packages for the present version are 
> > listed.  However I have desisted the idea of setting higher version in 
> > repositories  list as upgrading might be lot more than just installing 
> > newer version rpms
> >
> > Parameshwara Bhat
> >
> I understand your question about "upgrading" as asking about changing 
> from one Fedora Core distribution to another as in FC2 --> FC3.   If 
> that is the case, you may be able to find something through Google that 
> describes a procedure for upgrading a system through an ftp conection.  
> Upgrading through synaptic might work, but I don't think 
> synaptic/yum/up2date are designed to do that. 
What makes you think this? You could not be further from the truth.

> I am no expert, but I think downloading the isos for the later 
> distribution you are interested in and then choosing the upgrade option 
> for installation would likely be a safer route than trying to do it 
> through synaptic.

Well, yes it's safer, because it avoids tripping a couple of packaging
bugs apt/yum etc. occasionally trip, but that doesn't mean apt/yum etc.
upgrades are impossible or difficult.


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