View Full Version : Streamline Upgrade to Fedora 7

14th April 2007, 12:52 AM

When the final release of Fedora 7 comes out, I have 9 computers that I want to switch from FC5 to F7. Does anyone know a streamlined way to do this, where I don't have to go in and select all the packages etc. for each PC. (These are not identical PCs)


17th April 2007, 04:53 AM
You can't select packages on an upgrade. It just upgrades anything it finds.

17th April 2007, 04:56 AM
Also, forget about doing a yum update from 5 to 7, the devs don't even recommend it from 6 to 7!


17th April 2007, 07:22 AM
Everyone prefers fresh installs nowadays.

Just backup /var /etc /home on another PC.
Printout chkconfig --list
I assumed everything was installed thru yum.

When F7 is running, installed everything that is on from chkconfig, manaully copy/paste your configs and test each one.

Then copy over whatever you need in /var and /home.

17th April 2007, 10:11 AM
Do a fresh install on one machine then use kickstart to do the same for the others ??