Fedora Life Cycle

Greg DeKoenigsberg gdk at redhat.com
Mon Oct 22 22:15:37 UTC 2007

On Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Gian Paolo Mureddu wrote:

>> IMHO, it's far more interesting -- and useful -- to make upgrades work 
>> flawlessly.
> I couldn't agree more with you on this! Theoretically upgrades shouldn't 
> need to be too difficult, heck you can sort of do them "by hand" if you 
> know what files you need and more specifically, what /parts/ of the 
> files are needed... I'm specifically talking about passwd, shadow, group 
> & gshadow, and paths such as /home, /root, etc. Of course there's also 
> the "individual applications' config files, which can still be worked 
> out. I've been thinking about this and it shouldn't be too difficult, 
> but have been told time and time again that such a feat is impractical 
> and nonsensical in the long run. I'm not convinced, but, then again it 
> could be made possible for an automatic upgrade process to also be clean 
> enough... I'll give it a bit more thought and maybe post an RFE on 
> Bgzilla about the issue.

The current thinking (which I agree with) favors Anaconda-based upgrading 
with a new and improved online component, rather than yum-based upgrading. 
Take a look at the following feature proposal:


Think about your use cases in the context of this feature, and maybe add 
any comments you have to the wiki page itself.


Greg DeKoenigsberg
Community Development Manager
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