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Re: Upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit Fedora Linux without a system reinstall

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Wouldn't that require many packages to be reinstalled if they have a
64-bit package?  That could vary wildly from the "default" packages to
all of them.  I guess it could be possible for yum to know what packages
have 64-bit versions and be able to swap them out.  It could be
automated.  I'm not sure how often it would be used, though.  I went
from F7 64-bit to F8 32-bit last time around just because I had so many
problems getting the non-open source software to function properly.


Rahul Sundaram wrote:
| Hi
| Not sure if this is worth the effort. Maybe we should look at making the
| transition more easier.
| http://www.linux.com/feature/123800
| "Updating from Fedora 7 i386 to Fedora 8 x86_64 isn't supported, and
| many folks will tell you to just reinstall in order to move to a 64-bit
| Linux. However, I managed to resolve the main problems when doing a yum
| update in a single day. Your mileage will vary depending on what
| third-party repositories you're using, how much software you've
| installed by hand, and how dependent your software is on the system
| libraries."
| Rahul
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