FC3 to FC4 upgrade problems

Edward Dekkers edward at tripled.iinet.net.au
Wed Dec 14 06:41:57 UTC 2005

Peter J. Stieber wrote:
> I have a dual opteron box and I believe I had every possible FC3 package 
> loaded on it. I created a FC4 install DVD and attempted to upgrade using 
> anaconda. The installation seemed to complete after an hour and 45 min. 
> When the machine rebooted, it booted the same FC3 kernel I was using 
> before the install and there were no FC4 kernels installed on the machine.
> For some reason I do not understand, very few of the packages were 
> upgraded to FC4. I used rpm -qa | grep -i fc4 and less than 20 packages 
> were FC4. rpm -qa | grep -i fc3 on the other hand listed tons of packages.
> BTW The /etc/fedora-release was updated to FC4, but "yum update" had 
> problems with package dependencies and refused to update.
> Is there a package dependency problem floating around?
> How can I upgrade my system to FC4.
> Pete
> PS: Does the FC4 installation dvd do anything other than this:
> 1) Update /etc/fedora-release with an FC4 string
> 2) execute "yum update"
> when updating?

I've had things break in the past doing upgrades.

I simply don't do them any more.

I backup the configurations and /home and just clear it all out.

Takes a little longer but at least it hasn't failed me yet.

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