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Re: Upgrading to F16 Beta

From: T.C. Hollingsworth <tchollingsworth_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Oct 07 2011 - 21:32:24 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:42 AM, JD <jd1008@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/07/2011 11:53 AM, Paul Allen Newell wrote:
>> On 10/7/2011 11:25 AM, Joe Zeff wrote:
>>> On 10/07/2011 02:17 AM, JD wrote:
>>>> Thanx.
>>>> A good point.
>>>> I wish the upgrade process would
>>>> actually prompt the user for performing
>>>> such steps.
>>> Even better would be for the upgrade process to offer to do this for the
>>> user so that people wouldn't have to worry about getting it right.
>> Part of me is wary of trying to automate this process as I trust people
>> to get it right more than a generic script(s). Maybe tools to do parts
>> of the task that can be safely isolated, but not the whole shebang.
>>
>> Given this thread, I intend to manually do it on my F14 before going to
>> F16 so I can make sure I have everything right before upgrading. A bit
>> more work? Probably. But worth it in my opinion
> The gist of all this is that non-techies and newbs
> have no knowledge of such things and this makes
> Fedora (and perhaps all distros) rather difficult to
> upgrade. A script to perform the upgrade would
> be a great help to automate the process.
> The suggestion that the script would/might get it
> wrong, while you would/might get it right, is a
> a mater of personal preference.
> I vote for an upgrade script for all the steps
> suggested on
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading_Fedora_using_yum

"Non-techies and newbs" really should be using preupgrade instead of
trying to do a live upgrade. It saves countless headaches.

-T.C.
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