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Re: Upgrading to F16 Beta

From: JD <jd1008_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Oct 07 2011 - 09:17:16 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On 10/07/2011 10:30 AM, Peter Gueckel wrote:
> JD wrote:
>
>> Besides backing up the system first, before attempting this,
>> is it possible to fully upgrade to F16 while booted into
>> current F14?
> If you are going to try it, I would recommend that you familiarize yourself with
> how to change the UID and GID of the users on your computer. Your old account
> will have been 500:500, but on Fedora 16 it will be 1000:1000. I believe you
> should change your UID/GID before you upgrade.
>
Thanx.
A good point.
I wish the upgrade process would
actually prompt the user for performing
such steps.
Seems to me that the upgrade process itself
should be better scripted on the release DVD/CD
to take care of such problems, including cleaning
up of orphaned packages, and synching of packages.
Such a script would be a great help to newbs and
non-techies.
I hope someone on the fedoraproject's release engineering
team notices this post.

Cheers,

JD
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