Upgrading to Fedora 17 with a seperate /usr/lib [was: perl-PDL]
Patrick.Dupre at univ-littoral.fr
Sun Mar 17 23:47:55 UTC 2013
Thank you very much for your advice.
I will do it after I will have backed up the machine, ie when I will
have some quiet sometime
Did you test your suggestion?
> On 3/17/13, Patrick Dupre <Patrick.Dupre at univ-littoral.fr> wrote:
>> the problem is that the update to fedora 17 failed (probably) because the
>> /usr /usr/lib and /
>> partitions need to be on the same partition!
> Fedora 17+ supports a separate /usr just fine. It's the separate
> /usr/lib that's screwing it up. (I suspect the upgrade process isn't
> mounting /usr/lib.) Since this is not a common configuration, you'll
> need to do a little extra work to accomplish an upgrade.
> You need to instruct dracut to mount the necessary partitions during
> early boot. To do so, create a file /etc/fstab.sys and copy the lines
> for /, /usr, and /usr/lib from /etc/fstab to it. Then, create a file
> /etc/dracut.conf.d/02-fstab-sys.conf with this line:
> add_dracutmodules += " fstab-sys "
> (Note that spaces inside the quotation marks; they are necessary.)
> You can then follow the yum upgrade instructions here to update to Fedora 17:
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