[mythtv-users] OT: What does Fedora 8 really have to offer?

Christopher X. Candreva chris at westnet.com
Sun Nov 4 12:33:45 UTC 2007

On Sun, 4 Nov 2007, Ralf Kleineisel wrote:

> > I thought as of FC6 you could do in place upgrades...so no need to reinstall
> sure you can. Just do an "rpm -U" on fedora-release-notes and 
> fedora-release. Yum will do the rest.

You can also upgrade by booting from an install disc, and this is the 
recomended way. I've tried upgraded via yum, and while it works, usually, 
I've had to do more cleanup that way then letting anaconda to it (booting to 
install media and picking upgrade).

I've said before, my experience with Fedora is that upgrades are easier if 
you go from release to release. Jumping from 5 to 7 is harder than going 
simply from 5 to 6, and 6 to 7.

The whole point of Fedora is frequent release to always have the latest and 
greatest. If you are going to run Fedora, then it really is worth it to 
upgrade to each release. If you want a stable system that runs the same 
stuff for a long time, I would pick something else.

Since I run multiple Fedora systems in addition to my Myth machine, I've 
always just upgraded my desktop first, seen any gotchas (such as font 
directories change), then upgrade Myth.  My current combined FE/BE has gone 
from 5-6 and 6-7 with no problems each time. In fact, after the upgrade from 
6 to 7, the machine booted up and promptly ran the still-installed FC6 
version of Myth, and my kids continued to watch their shows on it while yum 
upgraded to the FC7 packages in the background.

Chris Candreva  -- chris at westnet.com -- (914) 948-3162
WestNet Internet Services of Westchester

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