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Re: Upgrade Fedora 6 to 14 (remotely)

From: Dante Conti <dante.conti_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Apr 15 2011 - 20:38:43 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

Hi Joe,

Thank you for the quick answer. I know that Fedora 6 is very old (and
no longer supported), but -- amazingly -- this is what the hosting
provider just installed on the server. I don't have any data that I
care about at this time, but I can only access the server remotely. If
I download the new version and start the installation from within
Fedora 6, while remotely logged in, I will obviously lose the
connection when the server is rebooted, without any possibility of
reconnection without the vendor's (local) help ($$$).

Best,

--Dante

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 4:06 PM, Joe Zeff <joe@zeff.us> wrote:
> On 04/15/2011 12:48 PM, Dante Conti wrote:
>> Is it possible to remotely upgrade a server running Fedora 6 to Fedora
>> 14 (or 15)? If yes, should I use PreUpgrade?
>>
>> Thank you for any help you can provide.
>>
>> --Dante
>
> No. FC 6 is now eight versions out of date and current versions of
> Fedora have changed so much that it's highly unlikely that an upgrade of
> that nature is going to come remotely near succeeding. Current opinion
> is that you should never skip more than one version in upgrading and I
> doubt that you could find an archive of Fedora 8 or 10, although 12
> might just be available. Even if you tried, I don't know if preupgrade
> would install or run on such an ancient version. Your best bet is to
> back up all of your data, and do a clean installation of Fedora 14.
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