How to handle upgrades to Fedora 21

Miroslav Suchý msuchy at
Mon Oct 6 07:18:03 UTC 2014

On 10/01/2014 10:28 PM, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> Fedora officially only supports upgrades from a*fully-upgraded Fedora*
> to the next version, so we could work around this by adding a temporary
> explicit Requires: fedora-release-standard on the F20 fedora-release
> package, thereby forcing all upgrades to be non-productized. This is my
> recommended approach as it requires only a single change (the added
> Requires:) to fedora-release to make it work. The end-result of this

I tried the upgrade during weekend. And I tried to simulate this requires during upgrade.
The problem is that once you get fedora-release-standard, you will get other *-standard (e.g.
firewalld-config-standard) and there is no way to switch -workstation (or other product) unless you use 'rpm --nodeps', 
which is pretty dirty hack.

If you use this Requires, then at the same time please provide users migration tool product2product. Or at least 
Miroslav Suchy, RHCE, RHCDS
Red Hat, Senior Software Engineer, #brno, #devexp, #fedora-buildsys

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