UsrMove feature breaking "yum upgrade" upgrades from older releases to F17?

Harald Hoyer harald.hoyer at
Thu Jan 26 16:25:48 UTC 2012

Am 26.01.2012 17:19, schrieb Ed Marshall:
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 6:43 AM, Harald Hoyer <harald at> wrote:
>> Not really true. "yum upgrade" will be supported, but it needs a little help
>> with a special initramfs and an additional kernel command line parameter, so
>> that dracut can convert your filesystem. After this filesystem conversion, yum
>> upgrade will work without problems.
> This satisfies my needs; a reboot for conversion is not ideal, but not
> the end of the world (and understandable, in this case).
> There seems to be a great deal of resistance to the RPM changes that
> are required, though, both for RHEL and Fedora (at least in their
> respective BZ entries); will updated versions of rpm be generally
> available in F16 and RHEL6 at the time of F17's release?

RHEL6 has all ACKs
F17 is already in
F15 and F16 are in updates-testing, AFAIK

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