Fwd: Version upgrade from Fedora 17 to Fedora 20

Steve Forsythe forsytse at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 00:14:07 UTC 2013


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On 12/17/2013 12:05 PM, Lars Poulsen wrote:
> I have been gradually updating my Fedora servers from a variety of 
> releases ranging to F14 to F18 to more current versions. In order
> to do these as in-place updates rather than re-installs (which
> saves many headaches) I have had to do this gradually. Most are now
> running F19 with one "pioneer" at F20. But one that started at F14
> seems to be stuck at F17, since F17 has been archived, and thus I
> cannot do "yum install fedup" since the links in
> /etc/yum.fedora.repo are now invalid.
> 
> What is the best workaround? I know that once I have fedup
> installed, I can go to F19 with a minimum of hassle (mostly the
> apache config file restructuring, but that machine does not run
> apache anyway). Bu thow do I get there?
> 
> - can I find the F17 fedup rpm in archive.fedoraproject.org and
> just install it manually? - can I update the /etc/yum.fedora.repo
> file to point to the archived set? (Can you send me a working
> file?)
> 
> Lars Poulsen Afar Communications Inc
> 
I just successfully installed fedup on an F17 box from the updates
repo, so you may not have a problem.

[updates]
name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch - Updates
failovermethod=priority
#baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/updates/$releasever/$basearch/
mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=updates-released-f$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-$basearch

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