View Full Version : FC4Test3 -> FC4 Final?
10th May 2005, 04:44 PM
If I install FC4 Test 3 right now.. would updating to FC4 final when it comes out in a few weeks be possible with yum? This is for a development server.. so it's not the end of the world if it's not, but it'd save me some time and configuration if it were that simple. One would hope FC4T3->Final would be easier then say Test1->Final
10th May 2005, 04:58 PM
Probably. But often when trying to do this with a relatively full install I find small things are broken. Better to pull the CDs again when final arrives and do it fresh.
10th May 2005, 08:15 PM
updating from test to final is possible, but i would suggest you to make a clean install with the final release. the problem is that the developer sometimes replace packages from a testing-release with older, more stable versions, but downgrading is not supported by yum. so this can result in dependencies/ version- errors.
11th May 2005, 03:37 PM
Would it be better to install FC3, then upgrade to FC4?
I guess in any case I should just setup the partitions nicely so I can upgrade easily.
11th May 2005, 03:58 PM
upgrading from fc3 to fc4 would be better then upgrading from test to final. it shouldn't be a problem, too. cleanest way would be by using a dvd/cd-collection, but its also possible to use yum. there are several howtos on the net.
11th May 2005, 06:14 PM
I am writing to you on FC4 Test 3 so the upgrade went well. I downloaded the ISO's, burned 4 disks and rebooted from CD 1. The installer came up on the first try. I selected upgrade and let it rip. I checked the major applications I use: Firefox, Nautilus, Open Office, Gedit, Jpilot, Gimp 2, mysql, httpd -- they all were working just fine. Quite a smooth upgrade. No problems yet. Even my windows drive was mounted correctly. I set XFCE4.2 as my default window manager.
I am running an older thunderbird Athlon chip. My system is fast and snappy and responds better than when I reboot into windows XP mode. I like the way startup time has been reduced and some bugs in Open Office and Nautilus that caused me problems are gone now.
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