F7 to F8: no joy =/ - yum update

André Costa blueser at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 11:59:32 UTC 2007

Hi David,

On Nov 14, 2007 9:36 AM, David Timms <dtimms at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> André Costa wrote:
> > Well, a network upgrade with yum should work, but what will happen if
> > I lose connection for some reason?
> Don't risk it. You should be able modify the info at:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq
> with:
> edit /etc/yum.conf to keepcache=1
> {if you have the DVD iso, copy it's rpms into the yum cache
> {/var/cache/yum/....}
> yum install yum-downloadonly
> time yum --downloadonly -y upgrade
> Repeat if you have download/network problems.
> Once successfully downloaded, remove the --downloadonly:
> time yum -y upgrade

Nice, this is really cool info =) If I got it right, I would not need
to download anything (aside from post-F8 upgrades) if I can copy RPMs
directly from DVD iso, right?

> I'm interested to know how long the download and the install actually take.

No problem, I will post here any info I get about it.

> Additionally, you may be able to save a serious amount of time through
> divide and conquer eg:
> time yum -y update xorg*

Mmmh... sounds good. I would only need to do a final "yum upgrade" at
the end to ensure nothing wrong was left behind.

> > Is it possible to use yum to upgrade from the installation DVD?
> You would need to do a few special things; create a fedora-media.repo
> and point it to the mounted CD. As well as have the network available
> for updates the aren't on the DVD but instead in Fedora Everything.

Got it, seems worth a try. Do you have any pointers on how to create
the fedora-media.repo?

Actually, shouldn't it be provided by default on the DVD iso so that
it could be used as a fallback upgrade method when anaconda fails
horribly like this?

Thks a lot for your tips, I am finally seeing some light at the end of
the tunnel ;-)



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