Migration F8 from older release

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Mon Mar 10 18:09:41 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 19:08 +0100, Luc MAIGNAN wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've read at several places that upgrading Fedora 6 To F8 (even via 
> temporaly an F7) is not recommended and I have to make a fresh install.
> But it not possible in my mind. For exemple (I know several admin have 
> the same problem), I have a mail server installed as a FC6. If I want to 
> make a fresh install, I have to stop the mail server during several 
> hours (install the OS, configure Postfix, spamassassin, .....) or days, 
> it is not possible for my campany.
> So, what is the less bad solution to upgrade my server ?
> Thanks for your advices.

two options:

1. yum update from fc6->f7 then f7->f8. I've done it on multiple servers
w/very few problems. YMMV

2. If you're going to be setting up long-running servers consider using
RHEL or Centos which make update/security guarantees.


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