another upgrade, another disaster

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Fri Jun 1 16:48:37 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-06-01 at 10:37 +0200, Caterpillar wrote:

>  I am very disappointed with that, because preupgrade is the official
> supported way to upgrade Fedora versions

Strictly, no. It's *a* supported way.

Frankly, I'd prefer it if we more strongly recommended that people do
DVD/netinst upgrades. That path is less complex than preupgrade and
involves fewer moving parts; it's easier to test and easier to fix and
more likely, in general, to be working at any given point.

I'd put the possible upgrade methods in this order of

1. netinst.iso / DVD.iso with 'updates' repo enabled
2. DVD.iso without 'updates' repo
3. yum *if you follow the instructions carefully*
4. preupgrade
5. yum by the He-Man method ('instructions are for wusses')
Adam Williamson
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