Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jun 2009 09:34 UTC
Fedora Core Today, Fedora 11 will be unleashed upon the web. The release has been postponed for a few days, but this time it's for real. It comes packed with lots of changes, such as improved boot time, Nouveau as the default NVIDIA driver, and of course the latest and greatest version of various open source packages.
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RE: upgrade
by jokinin on Wed 10th Jun 2009 11:42 UTC in reply to "upgrade"
jokinin
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2005-11-07

I would suggest upgrading using "preupgrade" package.
Just install it (it's in yum repository), run it, choose what version you want to upgrade, and it'll download and upgrade packages as necessary to get to latest Fedora version.
Only bad thing is once it has downloaded packages, you must restart, and wait for Anaconda to complete the upgrade process, so you can't use your computer meanwhile. But it does work: i upgraded from 9 to 10 without problems.

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RE[2]: upgrade
by yilativs on Wed 10th Jun 2009 13:18 in reply to "RE: upgrade"
yilativs Member since:
2006-11-23

I would suggest upgrading using "preupgrade" package.
Just install it (it's in yum repository), run it, choose what version you want to upgrade, and it'll download and upgrade packages as necessary to get to latest Fedora version.
Only bad thing is once it has downloaded packages, you must restart, and wait for Anaconda to complete the upgrade process, so you can't use your computer meanwhile. But it does work: i upgraded from 9 to 10 without problems.

what are the benefits of approach you mentioned?

The only benefit I see is you don't have to reinstall grub to mbr in case you want fresh grub (i'm fine with 2 years old grub and once I feel myself I want new it's one command and I have a new grub in mbr).

The disadvantages are:
It will download a lot of useless packages and as a consequences will run longer.
You can not use PC for a quite long time.
You'll have to click several times in anaconda and that means it can not be done in automatic way (just imagine you have to upgrade 50 PC).

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RE[3]: upgrade
by Rahul on Wed 10th Jun 2009 14:52 in reply to "RE[2]: upgrade"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Preupgrade runs from a up2date environment and therefore is more reliable.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Interviews/PreUpgrade

Anaconda (and preupgrade) uses yum underneath and therefore does not download more packages than yum upgrade itself does. If you want to automate upgrades across 50 systems, use kickstart. Preupgrade has a command line mode as well btw.

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RE[3]: upgrade
by jokinin on Wed 10th Jun 2009 21:23 in reply to "RE[2]: upgrade"
jokinin Member since:
2005-11-07

It's the suggested method of upgrading Fedora, as you can read here for all the extra informative details:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Interviews/PreUpgrade

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