another upgrade, another disaster

Rob K robk at
Thu May 31 21:30:13 UTC 2012

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 6:46 AM, Corey Richardson <corey at> wrote:
> On Tue, 29 May 2012 16:42:30 -0400
> Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at> <ndbecker2 at> wrote:
>> Basically the same kind of failure as the last several times I did
>> updates. This time f16->f17.  Used preupgrade.
> 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.

My anecdata beats your anecdata. Preupgrade works fine for me, and has
done for several releases now. Considering it's just anaconda with a
reboot in the middle, that's not too surprising.

Rob K
I swear, if I collected all seven dragonballs,
I'd bring back Jon Postel. - Raph

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