[PlanetCCRMA] Upgrade problems

Steve Harris S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Feb 8 08:58:00 2005

On Tue, Feb 08, 2005 at 10:29:33 +0000, Andrew Longland-Meech wrote:
> Anyway, I upgraded to FC1 from some magazine cover disks I had,
> installed the new kernel, alsa, apt and synaptic as per web-site
> instructions, did an update then a dist-upgrade. Everything seemed to go
> without a hitch.

In the past I've had problems with Planet apps no upgrading to the next OS
version because the next OS version was numerically the same as the one I
had, so I had to remove the old package and apt-get install it again.

you can do rpm -q <name-of-package> to what distro version it was packaged
for, if you have any rh9's they probably need upgrading.

This may have been fixed now, but I'm not sure its really a bug. Theres
the planetcore pacakge (or whatever its called) that may take care of
this, but I dont use it because it packages many things I should have CVS
versions of :)
> Would I have been better doing a clean install of FC1 rather than an
> upgrade (annoying)? Or would an upgrade/install of FC2 have been better
> (is the Planet working satisfactorily on FC2 now?). I don't want to go
> to FC3 yet - I prefer the trailing edge of technology (I was using a
> CP/M machine until about four years ago when I discovered Linux for the
> first time.)

Jumping from RH9 to FC2 would be quite painful, there pretty different.
Wiping and reinstall probably would have been smoother, but I never
bother, and I generally get my machines running OK after the upgrade.
Often requires a bit of messing with packages though.

- Steve