FC4 -> FC6

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 19:19:09 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-03-27 at 19:51 +0100, Chris Jones wrote:

> I suggest you backup your data first if you do this. 
> A FC(n) ->FC(n+1) is reasonable but still not really recommended, normally it 
> works for most people. FC(n) -> FC(n+2) is not so well tested...

I wouldn't think of doing it at all. An upgrade just from one level to
the next is an iffy proposition. Just one bleep or bloop on your
net-connected massive yum session might leave you crippled and broken
past the point of reasonable recovery. Ordering a set from one of the
software houses is almost as cheap as buying blank CD's. Or, ask one of
your friends that use Fedora to send you copies. That's what I did!
<chuckles> At least you'd have the tools to recover with and could
install from the CD's, if the upgrade fails. YMMV, but I'd prepare in
advance for catastrophe. Most guys that have an upgrade session fail
will report almost a week's worth of work to recover. I did that once,
never again. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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