"Upgrade existing system"
wayward4now at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 05:43:20 UTC 2006
On Mon, 2006-11-27 at 10:49 -0800, Mark wrote:
> Can somebody tell me what exactly will happen when I "upgrade an existing system" to a new release?
> In this particular case, it would be FC3 to FC5 or FC6.
> Will it just upgrade to newer versions of currently installed RPMs, or will there be more complex changes?
> How big is the risk of something going wrong during the upgrade and my system being (partially) broken - assuming that I have a
> pretty "standard" server installation (text-mode only, no X11)?
> Also, can I do a direct upgrade 3->5 or 6 or should I do 3->4->5->6?
Since you asked!! Making that big of a leap?? I'd save what I could,
then install fresh. My machine went nutz upgrading from 4 to 5. Ain't
done that again, it took a week to recover. Be very careful what
applications you carry old dot-users files from. Sometimes the configs
have changed, so I'd be careful to back up the new to filename.new or
something to that effect then copy your old file over from the backup.
Try it, if it doesn't blow up then use it awhile before erasing the .new
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