View Full Version : upgrading to FC2
14th May 2004, 10:12 AM
now that most mirror actually carry the final FC2 branch, I am wondering how I would bring my 1.92 (test3) installation up to FC2. Is it as simple as entering the repositories into yum.conf and do a yum update? if so, what are all the different RPMS.* directories? like .os, .stable etc.? what is what?
also a lot of people warn to upgrade a test install to the final version, but no one really says why. so: why not?
test or not.. no one would complain upgrading from 1.91 to 1.92... I would suppose that upgrading from 1.9x to 2.0 is just the same thing... ?
14th May 2004, 10:23 AM
u can give it a try :)
there can be problems due to package-downgrades cos of the upgrade. some configurations will only be made by anaconda (which is not involved when u just "apt dist-upgrade" meaning LVM for example)
i dont suppose getting in big trouble when u actually use that upgrade option. it's just more save when u choose a real new installions (backing up some config-files and ur homedir)
14th May 2004, 10:31 AM
ok, what changes would anaconda do to my system? what would I miss?
I want to avoid doing a fresh install because a) we are in linux-land, not windows-land, and most important, b) I have made so many changes and installations to my system that I would lose a lot of work and time....
any more thoughts on that? :)
14th May 2004, 10:44 AM
I've upgraded my FC2T3 to FC2, the upgrade was clean, with no problems during or after the upgrade...
14th May 2004, 11:08 AM
would you mind giving me a brief overview of the upgrade process? which repository directories did you use? are there any dramatic changes between FC2T3 and FC2?
14th May 2004, 11:14 AM
that would surprise me. officialy core 2 will be released on may 18th.. so i think u cant have upgraded to core 2 (although u might have allready the core 2 repositories in use cos the mirrors have allready changed the path)
and of course u can upgrade from test3 to core 2.
and probably u would miss nothing. but as this upgrade is neither tested or supported u might end up with some bugfixing (due 2 overwritten config-files) on your todo-list ;)
i dont think that will happen and i think, there will be no problems if u upgrade instead of a new installation, buit as it is neither supported nor tested no 1 can garuantee that it work's without any problems...
14th May 2004, 11:20 AM
sure. got you.
as for upgrading to FC2 NOW, it is possible, the major repositories already carry the FC2 branch.
14th May 2004, 12:52 PM
Can someone post one of the mirrors to get fedora core 2 final ?
14th May 2004, 12:57 PM
it's in germany, but here you go:
14th May 2004, 01:08 PM
no ISO's ?
14th May 2004, 04:36 PM
not until the official release....
14th May 2004, 04:40 PM
as much as i want to upgrade right now, i rely on my system too much to not wait. 18th you say... eh, that's not too bad
17th May 2004, 08:10 PM
Not long to go.
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