[mythtv-users] My Upgade Dilema with FC5

Chris K ckotting at wideopenwest.com
Tue Aug 28 23:47:04 UTC 2007

Joe Henley wrote:
> Chris,
> Please post the command line you used to update FC5 to FC6 using ATRPMS. 
>   I don't seem to get anything for FC5 from ATRPMS and I haven't been 
> able to figure out how to update the kernel from one FCx to another FCx.
> Thanks for your help.
> Joe Henley
Per Joe's Request. Here is how I did an upgrade from Fedora Core 5 to 
Fedora Core 6 on my MythTV combined Frontend/Backend. The system was 
originally built from Jarod Wilson's excellent instructions. While this 
worked for me, your mileage may vary.

1. Run the following as root:

# yum -y update

It may not be actually needed, but it seemed to make sense to get the 
FC5 install up to date before proceeding with FC6.

2. # yum clean all

To remove all the old yum “leftovers”

3. Turn off all of the “non-Fedora and not atrpms” repositories. There 
may be version conflicts between repositories, and it is best to use 
just the Fedora and Axel's repos at this point. Either edit 
/etc/yum.conf to remove references to the other repositories, or go to 
/etc/yum.repos.d and rename the non-Fedora .repo files to remove the 
extension. i.e.:

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# mv freshrpms.repo freshrpms

etc., etc., as needed.

4. Now bring over the FC6 release info. Note: the following is all one line:

# rpm -Uhv 

5. # rpm -ev vcdimager

I hit a dependency loop with vcdimager, this got around it. If you tend 
to mess with VCDs, you will want to add it back after step 9.

6. # yum -y upgrade ivtv

I hit a dependency snag (I think it was the same one that Larry Roberts 
and Axel Thimm were discussing on the list) involving ivtv-kmdl and 
vmlinuz versions. As an attempt to narrow down the problem, I tried just 
upgrading ivtv, and it found and pulled in the appropriate kernel and 
ivtv bits. Sometimes, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn.

7. # yum -y upgrade

This will upgrade the rest of the system, including MythTV, to the 
latest FC6 versions.

8. Reverse steps 5 and 3, if you feel you need to.

9. Reboot, and (for me at least) all is good.

I hope that helps someone...

Chris K.

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