[mythtv-users] upgrade Fedora 9 to 12?

Jerome Yuzyk jerome at supernet.ab.ca
Mon Feb 15 23:13:38 UTC 2010

On Monday 15 February 2010, "R. G. Newbury" <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> On 02/15/2010 04:38 PM, Jerome Yuzyk wrote:
> > With the Olympics on my recording schedule is pretty light so I'm
> > considering bringing my MythTV box up to date. I'm currently running
> > Fedora 9 and I know all the arguments to reformat/reinstall but
> > wondering if anyone has upgrade incrementally. I could just dive in
> > and go F9 -> F12, or increment through the versions. Preupgrade has
> > never worked for me, but I've just had success doing a yum upgrade.
> >
> > Any ideas? Experiences?
> Well I have never been a fan of upgrades as such. Plus I have always
> decided to make changes which are likely impossible using the upgrade
> path, such as making large changes to the partition structure etc.
> Going from F9 to F12, is quite a jump. You may have to change the size
> of /boot, if you use one, since the upgrade path apparently demands a
> substantial disk volume, 'just in case'. When I move from F10, there
> will be no /boot on the new box.
> It's also a good time to separate things you must backup (like /home)
> from things which you do not absolutely have to. An install is a couple
> of hours, at most: losing the database is more than that when you have
> 100+ programs on disk. Home should be on its own partition, and should
> be where .../mysql actually lives ( and ..../html if you use mythweb).
> It's also a good time to think about separating the OS and storage
> drives.
> Geoff

Yes, you've made several good arguments. I'm hooped because of /boot. /home 
doesn't really matter to me. The biggest unknown/labour is transferring my 
MythTV and Fedora settings and all the setup things I didn't record when I 
started and over time.

But, time to plan things now...  Thanks for your reply.

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