FC6->FC8 Migration Path

Bill Davidsen davidsen at tmr.com
Tue Nov 27 15:06:22 UTC 2007

Tod wrote:
> Is there one, other than doing a clean install?  I'd prefer a straight 
> upgrade if I could get away with it.  Any reference docs anyone could 
> point me to?
You *can* do the upgrade, but it invariably leaves some cruft in files 
behind, possibly a few libraries which you shouldn't use, etc. Do backup 
everything before starting!

If you have /home and /usr/local in separate filesystems you can 
preserve them over reinstall.

If you were good about using RCS (or similar) whenever you changed a 
config file, you can just save the /etc/RCS directory and /root 
somewhere (hopefully they're small).

A new install is faster (other than backup time) and gives a cleaner 
result. An upgrade may be less work. If you do the upgrade, *do* stop 
cron from running anything in the middle!!

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
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