Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 26th Apr 2007 19:25 UTC, submitted by RJop
Fedora Core "The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of the fourth and final test release of Fedora 7! Test 4 is for beta users." Announcement and release notes here. Update: Screenshots.
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RE: Rolling updates.
by raver31 on Thu 26th Apr 2007 23:46 UTC in reply to "Rolling updates."
raver31
Member since:
2005-07-06

Hmmm, NO.

Mine failed going from FC5 to FC6. It was running the upgrade for around 3 hours, then would not reboot.
I had to wipe/reinstall.

They need something like "update-manager"

Which, on my other machine went like this...

6.06
"sudo update-manager -c -d"
reboot into new 6.10
"sudo update-manager -c -d"
reboot into newer 7.04

there you go, updated through 2 newer versions and it is still running sweet.

thats the difference between DEB and RPM.

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RE[2]: Rolling updates.
by buff on Thu 26th Apr 2007 23:59 in reply to "RE: Rolling updates."
buff Member since:
2005-11-12

They need something like "update-manager"

I updated from Fedora 6 to the test using the shell command 'yum update' and it worked okay. In general this is not recommended since it can cause problems. I backed up my home directory and .hidden files just in case.

Edited 2007-04-27 00:11

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RE[3]: Rolling updates.
by wibbit on Fri 27th Apr 2007 07:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Rolling updates."
wibbit Member since:
2006-03-22

I updated from Fedora 6 to the test using the shell command 'yum update' and it worked okay. In general this is not recommended since it can cause problems. I backed up my home directory and .hidden files just in case.

You really should be using yum upgrade, this takes in to account --obsoletes (I.E. removing packages that are no longer needed).

upgrade
Is the same as the update command with the --obsoletes flag set. See update for more details.

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RE[2]: Rolling updates.
by Lunitik on Fri 27th Apr 2007 01:05 in reply to "RE: Rolling updates."
Lunitik Member since:
2005-08-07

No, that's the difference between yum and apt, if anything.

Fedora also doesn't utilize depends as Ubuntu does, Ubuntu upgrades go smoothly because of 'ubuntu-desktop'...

'aptitude show ubuntu-desktop'


This is also the primary reason Ubuntu is bad, to have smooth updates, you need to have everything installed that they think you need... which is fine for novices...

Edited 2007-04-27 01:07

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RE[3]: Rolling updates.
by apoclypse on Fri 27th Apr 2007 06:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Rolling updates."
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Yeah there should be a way of removing things from metapackages. I'm guessing thats an issue with dpkg though. I usually never do a rolling upgrade, because I usually hose my system far before that. I'm a tinkerer and I like to test things so for the most part by the time a new version comes out, if I don't' have the beta installed already, my system is usually slow from all the crap in it. Luckily I have three harddrives to test crap on. I've been thinking about taking up fedora again to at least see where they are going. I was going to do the same with Suse.

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