Upgrading to F16 Beta

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Fri Oct 7 17:59:28 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 11:30:18 -0600,
  Peter Gueckel <pgueckel at gmail.com> wrote:
> JD wrote:
> > Besides backing up the system first, before attempting this,
> > is it possible to fully upgrade to F16 while booted into
> > current F14?
> If you are going to try it, I would recommend that you familiarize yourself with 
> how to change the UID and GID of the users on your computer. Your old account 
> will have been 500:500, but on Fedora 16 it will be 1000:1000. I believe you 
> should change your UID/GID before you upgrade.

The uids don't get changed. I did have some problems when this was changed
in rawhide, as it replaced /etc/login.defs that was then used by gdm when
displaying the login list and my account wasn't listed. But later machines
that I upgraded to F16 didn't run into that problem.

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