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27th September 2010, 05:34 PM
Just wondering if I install F14 alpha off the dvd, will yum and it various flavors update the system from alpha to beta and finally the released version [sometime in November] or will I have to burn a new dvd each time to and re-install after a new set of code bits is made available?
27th September 2010, 08:32 PM
... will yum and it various flavors update the system from alpha to beta and finally the released version [sometime in November] or will I have to burn a new dvd each time to and re-install after a new set of code bits is made available?
If you install from an alpha or beta DVD, yum will automatically update your system to F14 final release and over untill its EOL (end of life) (~ end 2011).
27th September 2010, 09:57 PM
good to know, now if they could only come up with a fool-proof method to upgrade f14 to f15 with out any drama.
I've been trying since fc2 and every time I wind up with a corrupted install, lost data and wind up having to reformat and reinstall from the beginning. But then why should F be any better than W. Their upgrade process usually fails as well.
28th September 2010, 12:01 AM
not sure what happened in your case, but I've been updating two or three systems from release to release ever since I started with Fedora (11), they're now all on 13 or 14 and I haven't had any issues like that. Having said that, it's practically impossible to have 'fool proof' updates, as the problem space is essentially infinite, given the possible varieties of package sets involved in the update.
28th September 2010, 12:20 AM
Adam, consider your self lucky. I've never been able to get a in-place upgrade to function properly. The early days of Fedora Core probably don't matter. But as far back as F9, nothing worked and you only get one shot at it. I've gone as far to purchase an external sata to usb drive adapter to try to clone the system drive and update it from F11 to F12 but even that failed. For now I'm reluctant to upgrade from F11 due to the hi failure rate of the process.
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