upgrading from F7 to F8
Antti J. Huhtala
ahuhtal4 at welho.com
Thu Nov 8 17:30:31 UTC 2007
to, 2007-11-08 kello 07:45:18 -0700, Craig White kirjoitti:
> But upgrading from Fedora-x to Fedora-8 or whatever...
> there will be a number of whatever.conf.rpmnew files whose newer
> configuration options are lost in the upgrade and you might never know
> these things by upgrading.
I've upgraded from FC4 to F7 with everything between and have never
longed for whatever configuration options I may have missed. No big
> there will be 'orphaned' packages that are left behind and not
> upgraded...how are you going to find them? how are you going to delete
Simple. AFAIK, they will manifest themselves as conflicts whenever an
update arrives which has an older version in the system. Pirut has been
a dependable remover of old versions - and it doesn't remove all
dependencies like 'yum remove' does (or at least used to).
> there will upgraded versions of things like gnome or kde whose
> settings files/folders in your $HOME directory will cause all sorts of
> issues - at least they have been a problem in the past.
In upgrading from FC6 to F7 I had three issues. Two of them were my
Epson C46 USB printer and K3b. Both were solved by removing and
reinstalling. I forget what the third issue was.
> I think that the upgrade provides many more opportunities for
> unexplained or inconsistent behavior whereas the 'clean' install
> should be much more predictable behavior.
You may have a point there. One of these days I'll try clean install.
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