another upgrade, another disaster

Brian C. Lane bcl at
Tue Jun 5 23:31:43 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 09:48:37AM -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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
> likely-to-workness:
> 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')

It should be possible to make preupgrade always work the best. It has
the most knowledge about the running system so it can pass that on to
Aanconda. We really need to work on making it more reliable for F18.

Brian C. Lane | Anaconda Team | IRC: bcl #anaconda | Port Orchard, WA (PST8PDT)
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