fedup @ System Upgrade - time to complete?

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sat Mar 9 21:16:05 UTC 2013

Am 09.03.2013 22:02, schrieb Max Pyziur:
> I saw that there was a fedup upgrade in updates-testing; it has been there for some time.
> I installed the updates-testing version of fedup on my desktop, and then proceeded with an F17->F18 upgrade.

why are you doing this?

there is a reason why it is called "updates-testing"
usually you be happy if fedup / preupgrade works
and use EXACTLY this set if you have another machines

> All required packages have been download (about 4100).
> I've rebooted (per instructions), hit "System Upgrade" on the GRUB menu.
> I then hit <ESC> so that I could see the messages to the screen instead of the thermometor reading (it's in the
> FedUp Wiki page).
> It's now at: upgrade-re[712]: starting upgrade-pre hook
> It's been at this point for some time; the harddrive like is flickering away throughout.
> My question is, how long should I expect this processs to continue before I get
> Upgrade[712]: Preparing for upgrade ...

if it takes longer than a hour it will not finish

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