another upgrade, another disaster

Tom Callaway tcallawa at
Tue May 29 20:50:28 UTC 2012

On 05/29/2012 04:46 PM, Corey Richardson wrote:
> I've heard nothing but bad things about preupgrade from lots of people,
> and I've heard the developers either never hear about it, ignore it, or
> don't care. I tried a preupgrade and it half-succeeded, I had to fix
> the initramfs and a few other things afterwards though. IMO, it isn't
> worth the pain.

We do test preupgrade as part of the pre-release testing. The problem is
that people do all sorts of wacky things to their systems that cause it
to not work well. I'm sure that QA would love to have more people
testing preupgrade during the beta->RC window.

So, your statement that devs don't care isn't valid. It may still not be
worth the pain, depending on how much you have installed outside of the
Fedora Package universe.


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