FC5: unofficial kernel updates?

David Timms dtimms at iinet.net.au
Thu Oct 25 22:35:53 UTC 2007

wwp wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Oct 2007 22:53:51 +1000 David Timms <dtimms at iinet.net.au> wrote:
>> wwp wrote:

>>> just to know, now that support for FC5 has gone.. is there any
>>> unofficial repository or site for kernel updates?
>> There was a fedoralegacy project where interested parties were releasing 
>> security updates for the older releases. Over time, there was a lack of 
>> willing developers. A vote was held that determined to abandon the 
>> effort, see: http://www.fedoralegacy.org/
>> Dare I suggest moving onto F7 {perhaps via F6} ?
> I'm afraid of upgrading from F5 to F5+n (where n>1) using yum. I'll
> probably re-install the system when F8 is out and I have 2 spare days.
> You know.. it takes time and things must be done safely, and it's a
> production machine.

FYI, a fedora Live Upgrade SIG has been born: 

The idea is to make upgrades like that at least well documented if not 
automatic. There is also pre-existing material on doing it at:

I did in fact do a production fc3>fc4>fc5>fc6 about a year ago. I did 
end up needing an onsite person to do somethings on the fc3>fc4 
transition, because I lost control of it.


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