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Re: upgrading fedora 11 to the latest version of fedora

From: Marek Piatek <marek.piatek_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Oct 05 2011 - 15:40:00 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

Thanks for the quick response.
Will back up the data and install from scratch.

On Oct 5, 2011, at 6:33 PM, Stephen Gallagher wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 18:15 +0300, Marek Piatek wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> I have been given a workstation with Fedora 11 (Leonidas) installed by
>> our IT team. I'm running web-based tool on it, purely Perl based. I
>> have also data there that I would like to keep while upgrading to
>> Fedora 15 (or maybe wait a ~month longer and upgrade it directly to
>> Fedora 16).
>>
>> I would like to ask for recommendation on what's the easiest way to
>> jump through so many releases?
>>
>
> Back up your data and install cleanly.
>
> Fedora only supports upgrades from Fedora N-1 to Fedora N. So you'd need
> to upgrade through 12, 13 and 14 to get to Fedora 15.
>
> Beyond that, there were some pretty substantial changes to the system in
> Fedora 15. So realistically, you're much better off just backing up all
> of the executable and data files of your web app and just installing
> fresh.
>
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