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Re: Has anyone successfully updated FC3 with FC4?



On Mon, 2005-06-27 at 22:17 -0400, Tim Largy wrote:
> On 6/27/05, Thomas Taylor <linxt comcast net> wrote:
> > On Monday 27 June 2005 15:31, Todd Cary wrote:
> > > Bruce -
> > >
> > > Thank you for the response.  I guess this is to be expected since Fedora
> > > is a test environment, but after getting a box all set up and purring,
> > > it is not my idea of a fun activity to have to reconfigure a box from
> > > scratch again.
> > >
> > > Todd
> > >
> > 
> > Hi Todd:
> > You don't need to lose any settings when doing a fresh install.  If you use
> > separate partitions for /home and /root, then DON'T format them during the
> > install, all your settings will be preserved.
> 
> That depends on how you define "settings." Haven't you heard of /etc?
> /usr/local? /usr/opt? (I'm sure you just forgot.)

And /etc can't be a separate partition because single-user mode wouldn't
work. Whether you go for an upgrade or a fresh install, there's always
going to be work to do. I find the upgrade route easier personally,
unless there's a big new feature in the new version that I won't be able
to get that way (e.g. LVM2).

Paul.
-- 
Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>


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