Live upgrade from FC5 to FC6 successful, FC7 next

stan stanl at
Wed Jun 6 18:46:34 UTC 2007

On Wed, 6 Jun 2007 10:42:51 -0700
"Kam Leo" <kam.leo at> wrote:

> 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.
Jonathan Dieters response did not show up for me, so I am responding to
this further reply from Kam Leo (as an aside, how would I use a
single name to address you?)

I will surely look into this, though when everything aligns properly I
can download a DVD in about 45 minutes.  So I'm thinking I would get
all this in about 2 to 3 hours directly.

On the other hand, your solution is very straightforward.

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