Ways to upgrade to FC3 and expected results (Newbie looking for answers)
M Daniel R M
danes16subscrip3 at ya.com
Thu Nov 11 23:30:07 UTC 2004
If you want a
> short answer: don't try to upgrade from FC1 to FC3.
(took from another thread)
El jue, 11-11-2004 a las 03:11, M Daniel R M escribió:
> My box is currently running FC1 with a tailored 2.4.27 kernel. A home
> user desktop.
> I've never done an distro-upgrade between "fedoras" (or any Linux
> The best way would be ... (I already have the four CD's waiting for):
> either a clean installation or maybe a leaded one by the Anaconda
> installer upon the FC1 partitions BUT "upgrading"?
> What does it implies exactly?:
> -First, to backup my whole /home partition to another place? Probably
> the answer here is "yes"..
> -It is possible to do that(FC1-->FC3) without stepping through FC2? It
> seems really very hard to add "the news" belonging to FC2 (renewed
> X-server, etc.) AND "the news" from FC3 too. I hope that the system
> doesn't end up messing up all. More, ALSA sound is currently working;
> I'm afraid that results of many efforts will last during a brief time...
> -Does it would happen anything if you don't have running an nptl
> kernel? I suppose it wouldn't. I mean..., would the upgrade be possible?
> -Also, I suppose I'd automatically loose some functionalities like
> webcam captures (due to pwc and pwcx modules in my case...---Thank you
> Alexander D. for that great links----) or ATI driver functionalities.
> -All those packages that once I installed from sources (tarballs) as
> they are not rpm's, are going to be lost?
> -Does it would make much sense to back up places like /usr/local,
> /usr/share where usually lives that sort of packages? I suspect that it
> wouldn't, because that binaries were built for an existing, concrete
> configuration; please, correct me if I am wrong, I am a shyly newbie.
> -Does it make any sense to backup the entire /etc directory since there
> would be there many files (as the XFree86 ones) that already doesn't
> exist in FC2? Would be a better idea to do a back up from some important
> files located there like fstab, modules.conf, etc.
> -Is it possible to change the repositories where yum and apt are
> pointing to? -without messing up things- That is, most of the packages
> and updates I get/did with FC1 were from a "group" of repositories that
> are compatibles between them, and I'd like to try now the another
> "group" -not an special, particular reason...-
> -Am I missing something important that needs to be born in mind?
> P.S. I've read the
> Daniel Rodríguez
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