Proposed F19 Feature: PreUpgrade Assistant

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at
Tue Jan 29 16:37:00 UTC 2013

= Features/PreUpgrade Assistant =

Feature owner(s): Nils Philippsen <nils at>, Phil Knirsch 
<pknirsch at>

The PreUgrade assistant is a tool to help people upgrade from one release to 
another and be sure to track important manual configuration changes they 

== Detailed description ==
The idea behind the The PreUpgrade assistant came from the notion that even 
during the rather short release cycles in Fedora occasionally there are 
changes that are incompatible between releases and which are either hard or 
nearly impossible to cover during a standard package upgrade. Examples would 
be major version upgrades of applications or services that change configuration 
file syntax or on-disk date format changes.

The assistant works by analyzing the source system and will generate a report 
which will offer information and configuration files for typically changed 
settings and services. It offers a plugin architecture where component or 
functional area owners can contribute and write their on plugins in python 
that can generate additional information for the report.

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