[mythtv-users] using Fedora PreUpgrade

John Welch jrw3319 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 12:42:05 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 3:31 AM, Jerome Yuzyk<jerome at supernet.ab.ca> wrote:
> Has anyone used Fedora's PreUpgrade utility to update a mythtv machine?
>    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PreUpgrade
> I used it on a F10->11 server machine and it seems to have worked fine. I'm
> wondering how it jives with other repositories like ATRPMS and NVidia
> binaries. I'd be going from F9->F11 and my gear is pretty low-tech: cable
> SD on Hauppauge and cable, video on the monitor.

I've used PreUpgrade to update a couple of machines from F10 to F11,
including one of my MythTV front-ends and haven't run into any major
issues yet.  This includes the myth packages from ATrpms; they just
got upgraded along with everything else.

As far as the NVidia binaries it may depend on how/where you installed
them from.  After using the ATrpms NVidia packages for a while on most
of my machines I have resorted to installing them manually using the
binaries downloaded directly from NVidia.  After the F10 --> F11
upgrade I had to re-install the drivers, but this is straightforward
and no different from what happens when there is a kernel update.  I
did run into one issue because Fedora now installs the noveua driver
by default and it was interfering with the NVidia stuff, but I got
around this by blacklisting the driver.  Not sure what would happen if
you have NVidia packages from ATrpms or RPMfusion; it may take care of
this stuff automatically.

Haven't upgraded my F10 myth back-end machine yet, but probably will
give it a try over the weekend.

Not sure about going from F9 --> F11 using PreUpgrade.  Is this even
an option?


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