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lexuss
8th November 2007, 04:32 PM
how do i upgrade my fedora 7 to fedora 8 wthout burning a media?

strikeforce
8th November 2007, 04:34 PM
Download the fedora-release package then go yum -y upgrade.

While this is unsupported I'm doing it now and I've just got to clean up some packages first then it should work.

JN4OldSchool
8th November 2007, 04:42 PM
I too am trying it for the first time. My terminal has been scrolling at 60MPH for the last 30 minutes processing deps so it is doing something :rolleyes: I figure if I FUBAR my F7 no harm done and I always wanted to try the upgrade path. I will also jump on the x64 torrent when this is done as I want to convert from 32 to 64 bit this go-round. I will be doing a fresh install on that alongside this 32 bit install (if I dont F this one up) until I get 64 running smoothly. Then I will trash this partition and install something else. Will check back after the upgrade is done and let you know how it went. I suspect a few hours though.

lexuss
8th November 2007, 04:43 PM
where do i get this package?

strikeforce
8th November 2007, 04:45 PM
Go to a mirror and download the fedora-release-8.3 package.

Backup your files

http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/Fedora/8/

lexuss
8th November 2007, 05:28 PM
Missing Dependency: /etc/redhat-release is needed by package initscripts
i having this problem when i try to install fedora-release :S

JN4OldSchool
8th November 2007, 05:40 PM
I ran into too many dep problems also, I give up. Not worth the bother in my case and I want to get this torrent downloaded.

lexuss
8th November 2007, 05:53 PM
it is possible to upgrade using unetbootin?

mirosol
8th November 2007, 05:59 PM
Anyone got this "yum -y upgrade" to work?

Or does anyone know alternative way to upgrage without cd/dvd?

I can't afford to lose stability, but somehow am appealed to get 8 running...

sys0pc64
8th November 2007, 06:12 PM
Missing Dependency: /etc/redhat-release is needed by package initscripts
i having this problem when i try to install fedora-release :S

I had the same exact problem, but I am having success by following these steps:

I downloaded the FC8 release and notes package independently.

http://www.ioncannon.net/system-administration/99/upgrade-fc5-to-fc6-with-yum/

The dependencies resolved and the upgrade is running now, looks to be an hour or so.

Your mileage may vary.

mirosol
8th November 2007, 06:29 PM
I had the same exact problem, but I am having success by following these steps:

I downloaded the FC8 release and notes package independently.

http://www.ioncannon.net/system-administration/99/upgrade-fc5-to-fc6-with-yum/

The dependencies resolved and the upgrade is running now, looks to be an hour or so.

Your mileage may vary.

Tell us how it went once it's finished...

lexuss
8th November 2007, 06:55 PM
ill try this ;D

EDIT: still the same error :S

strikeforce
8th November 2007, 11:06 PM
I've got no error yet. Make sure you do a yum clean all before you start the upgrade process.

I used rpm -Uvh fedora-release-8.3.rpm

leigh123linux
8th November 2007, 11:36 PM
I updated my F7 i386 install without to much trouble , I had to remove a few orphans first to sort out unfulfilled deps i.e compiz-fusion , after updating I recommend checking for problems with these commands



yum install yum-utils
package-cleanup --problems

if there are any you will need to manually satisfy any missing deps


package-cleanup --dupes

if you have any run


package-cleanup --cleandupes

strikeforce
9th November 2007, 12:01 AM
Yeah I forgot I ran that a few days ago.

Virtus
9th November 2007, 06:01 AM
Here's what I have done so far..

downloaded
http://ftp.crc.dk/fedora/linux/releases/8/Everything/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-8-3.noarch.rpm
http://ftp.crc.dk/fedora/linux/releases/8/Everything/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-notes-8.0.0-3.noarch.rpm
then ran.
yum clean all
rpm -Uvh fedora-release-8-3.noarch.rpm fedora-release-notes-8.0.0-3.noarch.rpm
yum -y update

And now I'm just waiting for it to finish updating all the packages..

I did this from a clean install of FC7 since all my prior attempts to burn a FC8 dvd has failed.. (My burner apparently is worthless, cd's work fine but dvds.. naah)..

brr872002
9th November 2007, 09:39 AM
Here's what I have done so far..

downloaded
http://ftp.crc.dk/fedora/linux/releases/8/Everything/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-8-3.noarch.rpm
http://ftp.crc.dk/fedora/linux/releases/8/Everything/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-notes-8.0.0-3.noarch.rpm
then ran.
yum clean all
rpm -Uvh fedora-release-8-3.noarch.rpm fedora-release-notes-8.0.0-3.noarch.rpm
yum -y update

And now I'm just waiting for it to finish updating all the packages..

I did this from a clean install of FC7 since all my prior attempts to burn a FC8 dvd has failed.. (My burner apparently is worthless, cd's work fine but dvds.. naah)..


Also run
rpm -Uvh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm

After running the code yum upgrade and manual erase of 20 pakages i got a list as below
gnucash i386 2.2.1-4.fc8 fedora 5.6 M
kaffeine i386 0.8.5-5.fc8 fedora 3.1 M
kdebase i386 6:3.5.8-5.fc8 fedora 27 M
kdegraphics i386 7:3.5.8-5.fc8 fedora 5.7 M
kdemultimedia i386 6:3.5.8-8.fc8 fedora 3.1 M
kdenetwork i386 7:3.5.8-4.fc8 fedora 10 M
kdepim i386 6:3.5.8-4.svn20071013.ent.fc8 fedora 13 M
kdesdk i386 3.5.8-2.fc8 fedora 7.0 M
kdevelop i386 9:3.5.0-4.fc8 fedora 15 M

Transaction Summary
================================================== ===========================
Install 124 Package(s)
Update 1524 Package(s)
Remove 5 Package(s)

Total download size: 2.3 G
Is this ok [y/N]: n
Exiting on user Command
Complete!
yum upgrade not worthy
Its very long list . Now I am going for DVD torrent.

strikeforce
9th November 2007, 10:16 AM
Do you use kde or gnome?

I had about 10 packages removed. Generally kernels, video drivers and the like.

viejo
10th November 2007, 10:12 PM
I updated my F7 i386 install without to much trouble , I had to remove a few orphans first to sort out unfulfilled deps i.e compiz-fusion , after updating I recommend checking for problems with these commands



yum install yum-utils
package-cleanup --problems

if there are any you will need to manually satisfy any missing deps


package-cleanup --dupes

if you have any run


package-cleanup --cleandupes

I am VERY disappointed that Fedora 8 did not include gnucash in the DVD. :mad: I don't have a high speed internet connection and had to take several hours to download gnucash when I upgraded to FC7. I don't want to repeat that. Can I get the DVD and upgrade my FC7 or FC6 and keep an older version of gnucash? If I wanted to download gnucash again, I would switch to Ubuntu which is totally free, including postage for the CD. :eek:

strikeforce
11th November 2007, 12:00 AM
No idea what comes in the dvd I just upgraded using the internet. I'm lucky that I have a good net connection.

You can request free-media from fedora as well just search for it on fedoraproject.org

lexuss
11th November 2007, 02:12 AM
i upgraded but after i installed Pulseaudio,frets on fire doesnt have sound :S
and now i think theres a problem on the mirrors because i cant open anything related to yum

strikeforce
11th November 2007, 02:15 AM
You need to manually change your sound in the configuration to use pulse-audio.

lexuss
11th November 2007, 02:26 AM
how do i do this?

strikeforce
11th November 2007, 02:36 AM
System -> Preferences -> Hardware -> Sound

Then when you are in there.

Devies should all be pulse-audio except for the default mixing tracks.

Under the sounds tab

esd should be ticked.

If you still don't get audio run system-config-sound

lexuss
11th November 2007, 02:51 AM
im receinving command not found :S (with normal and root user)
EDIT: whats happening with yum?

strikeforce
11th November 2007, 03:49 AM
Refer to this thread http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=897473#post897473

lexuss
11th November 2007, 05:10 AM
thanks man, the sound problem is gone

viejo
12th November 2007, 02:40 AM
Since OpenSUSE 10.3 has everything I want on the DVD: gnucash, firefox, openoffice, I have ordered it. I am sorry that Fedora dropped gnucash from the DVD, but without a high speed connection, I have no choice but to switch. Bye.

JN4OldSchool
12th November 2007, 02:47 AM
---Bye---:)

leigh123linux
12th November 2007, 10:07 AM
Since OpenSUSE 10.3 has everything I want on the DVD: gnucash, firefox, openoffice, I have ordered it. I am sorry that Fedora dropped gnucash from the DVD, but without a high speed connection, I have no choice but to switch. Bye.



Since OpenSUSE 10.3 has everything I want on the DVD

Dont slam the door on the way out :p :p



P.S I hope you are happy with Mirco-linux ( Suse ) :)

Jongi
20th November 2007, 11:43 AM
Do the rpms (the fedora-release and livna ones) backup the existing repo files and replace them with ones that point to FC8 data? I ask because it will be imperative that I do the upgrade process via local mirrors.

strikeforce
20th November 2007, 12:17 PM
Yep I believe so check though.

Jongi
20th November 2007, 09:01 PM
Well I am a teth of the way through a yum upgrade by changing my fedora.repo, fedora-updates.repo and livna.repo mirror from 7 to 8. Dependencies checked out ok except for an initial loop with beryl-settings, kdenetwork, NetworkManager and heliodor. But then I just removed those via yum and continued. Hopefully this premption won't before it all finishes will not prove to be a jinx.

strikeforce
20th November 2007, 10:23 PM
Yeah I had to do the same thing Jongi. NetworkManager wasn't an issue for me however, something will pull it in though.

Jongi
21st November 2007, 12:28 AM
So a little disappointed. Had hoped the upgrade would fail and I would install x86_64 instead. Guess that will have to be for a separate partition.

First boot went well. Watch out for me in General Support with a lot of *****ing. Hopefully not.

strikeforce
21st November 2007, 12:58 AM
lol so the upgrade worked? I would have thought you would be happy that it worked........