[mythtv-users] Upgrading FC3 -> FC4?

Darren Black lists.drdaz at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 11:26:47 UTC 2005

On 9/2/05, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 30 August 2005 09:36, Darren Black wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I'm considering upgrading m mythbox to Fedora Core 4. I followed 
> Jarrod's
> > guide to set up my system initially, although I have a number of other
> > services and bits and bobs running on it now. I was considering using 
> the
> > method described here:
> >
> > http://www.brandonhutchinson.com/Upgrading_Red_Hat_Linux_with_yum.html
> >
> > What I'd really like is any experience (especially bad!!) using this
> > procedure or any others. Quite simply, I am unable to perform a full 
> backup
> > of my system at present (gonna need to get a 300Gb+ external drive 
> before
> > that's a realistic prospect) and would like to know what experiences 
> people
> > have had with the upgrade process.
> I had very few problems upgrading from FC3 to FC4. Quite the painless 
> upgrade
> with yum and/or apt (I'm using apt less and less lately, due to the lack 
> of
> multi-arch support). A slightly more painful, but also doable upgrade, was
> RH9 to FC4, which I successfully pulled off using a combo of apt and yum,
> just a few weeks ago (for work-related purposes).
> --
> Jarod Wilson
> jarod at wilsonet.com

Mmmyes... While this is undoubtedly stating the obvious, for anybody 
thinking of doing this upgrade using yum, make sure that yum can complete an 
'update' in FC3 before trying to upgrade to FC4. I didn't and I'm quite glad 
I used dd to make a backup of my root partition before I started. ;-)

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