Live upgrade from FC5 to FC6 successful, FC7 next

Paul Smith phhs80 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 18:00:58 UTC 2007


On 6/6/07, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> >> > In a month or so when the load on the fc7 mirrors is lower I will
> >> > upgrade this system to fc7 the same way.  However, instead of using yum
> >> > to get the packages I will use wget -c to download all packages in a
> >> > repository to the hard drive.  I'm not sure how to use that as the
> >> > repository for yum; it looks like it can be done with a baseurl
> >> > directive in the /etc/yum.conf.d/"main".repo file.  This should cut the
> >> > header iteration time to about 15 minutes though it won't help with
> >> > install time.  It will double hard disk requirements.
> >> Just a heads up: I've created deltarpms for the fc6->f7 update process.
> >> I'm not sure what bandwidth you have, but using deltarpms will probably
> >> cut the bandwidth by a huge amount.
> >>
> >> The deltarpms are for an updated FC6 box that you want to yum upgrade to
> >> Fedora 7.  You will need to install yum-presto and then, in your fedora
> >> 7 .repo file, add
> >> "deltaurl=http://www.lesbg.com/jdieter/dist_upgrade/fc6-f7/i386".  Then,
> >> just do yum update.
> >
> > You mean to put the above address in Fedora *6* repo?
>
> Right.

Thanks, Rahul.

Paul




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