Can't find existing Fedora on FC3>FC4 upgrade
andyschlei at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 29 23:16:48 UTC 2005
>Andy Schlei wrote:
Jim Cornette wrote:
>Sorry to answer again (or question)
>I checked bugzilla for entries against FC4 and test versions before FC4 was
>released. I have experienced the problem myself. Anyway, since you want to
>upgrade vs. doing a reinstallation, filing a bug report against anaconda.
>The saying that it isn't a bug unless someone reports it might be true
>here. I should have filed a bug report against it myself. Now that someone
>else has seen the problem, it seems more than just something happened at
>one point in the development phase.
>I still have the disk that contains the LVM installation. It is in FC4test2
>condition or whenever yum went down due to sql-lile or something. You have
>my curiousity up now.
>Regarding other options, you could download and install the fedora release
>package from a mirror. This will install the repos and other information
>needed for the FC4 release. In /etc/yum.repos.d there will be files for the
>repos tagged on the end with rpmnew. These files are what your repos
>listings should be changed to. Rename your current .repo files to .repo.old
>- rename the fedora.repo.rpmnew files to not include the .rpmnew appending
>of name. Then you could try running yum update to get your system up to
>FC4. As far as I recall, only a few packages were needed after trying the
>installer later on my system. The below packages were upgraded after I did
>as mentioned above. Upgrade the fedora-release package and remove the
>.rpmnew apending from the repo files.
>This is what packages you might be missing out on using the yum method.
>Upgrading firefox-1.0.4-4.i386. Upgrading
>I'll swap disks to see if the installation on the LVM fails to be
>recognized during the install attempt shortly.
>When you file a bug report, you might be able to pose your question as to
>what the installer uses to detect previous installations.
This is very helpful. If I have time later this week I might try to the YUM
approach, and I'll definitely file a bug. I appreciate the help. I really
want to avoid a re-installation (too much time on config files invested and
I'm lazy and don't want to do them again). So the YUM approach looks good.
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