preupgrade isn't efficient

Martín Marqués martin.marques at
Fri Jul 2 00:46:34 UTC 2010

2010/7/1 Frank Murphy <frankly3d at>:
> On 01/07/10 11:21, Martín Marqués wrote:
>> I'm doing a preupgrade from F12 to F13. yesterday I stopped preupgrade
>> and started it again today. For my surprise preupgrade restarted
>> downloading the installation images, which, with my slow connection,
>> makes me loose more then 1/2 an hour only downloading the images.
> With a slow connection, Preupgrade may not be right for you.

Why not? Or better, why shouldn't it.

All I'm asking is for preupgrade not to download something that has
already been downloaded. Maybe a checksum or something of the files.

> Can you not get a magazine with a DVD/purchase a dvd from an online seller?

Hard to find here in Argentina. It's an Ubuntu country.

> or being a bit trickier (to some) use yum update:

Tried it in the past and found out that preupgrade was much better.

>> The question is, why does it download the installation images each
>> time I start preupgrade again?
> Check for bugs?
> Maybe file an rfe?

I think I'll do that.

Martín Marqués
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