Live upgrade from FC5 to FC6 successful, FC7 next

Kam Leo kam.leo at
Wed Jun 6 17:42:51 UTC 2007

On 6/6/07, Jonathan Dieter <jdieter at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-06-06 at 01:44 -0700, stan wrote:
> > In a month or so when the load on the fc7 mirrors is lower I will
> > upgrade this system to fc7 the same way.  However, instead of using yum
> > to get the packages I will use wget -c to download all packages in a
> > repository to the hard drive.  I'm not sure how to use that as the
> > repository for yum; it looks like it can be done with a baseurl
> > directive in the /etc/yum.conf.d/"main".repo file.  This should cut the
> > header iteration time to about 15 minutes though it won't help with
> > install time.  It will double hard disk requirements.
> Just a heads up: I've created deltarpms for the fc6->f7 update process.
> I'm not sure what bandwidth you have, but using deltarpms will probably
> cut the bandwidth by a huge amount.
> The deltarpms are for an updated FC6 box that you want to yum upgrade to
> Fedora 7.  You will need to install yum-presto and then, in your fedora
> 7 .repo file, add
> "deltaurl=".  Then,
> just do yum update.
> Jonathan

presto is a good option if you have a fast processor, lots of memory,
and a slow connection or ISP download quotas.

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