Upgrading FC5

Matthew Saltzman mjs at CLEMSON.EDU
Wed Oct 3 22:10:41 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-03 at 13:49 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> fredex wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I have a laptop I use only sporadically that still has FC5 on it.
> >
> > Is it reasonable to upgrade directly to F7, or should I do it in
> > two steps fc5==>fc6==>f7 ?

I don't think there's much difference, if you decide to go that way.
The most important thing to watch out for is that names of IDE devices
changed in F7.

> >
> > Thanks!
> >   
>     My thoughts are that you want to save /home from that FC5 but what 
> else? 

/usr/local and/or /opt if you installed anything there.  /root, if you
have anything permanent there.  /srv if you use it.

Good idea to have a backup of /etc so you can crib from your old config
files.  Some (but not all) directories in /var have data that is not
just transient system status stuff: /var/www, /var/mail/
various /var/lib/* (amanda, mailman, mysql, tomcat, etc., if you use any
of those packages), etc.

>         So I question whether you want to upgrade or just save /home and 
> load F7 respin and then replace the new /home with the old one. The guys 
> on this list talked me into this good idea.
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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