[PlanetCCRMA] FC1 to FC4 upgrade decision

Benjamin Hardy drycellbattery@yahoo.ca
Tue Feb 14 15:56:01 2006

Yeah unfortunately a simple upgrade to FC4 never worked for me either. 
Usually Rpm, Apt or Yum would break for me. Fedora without rpm is a pain 
in the ass; the system will run but installing, upgrading and removing 
packages is impossible. To avoid having to move all your data,  I 
suggest having your /home directory on a seperate partition. It's still 
a good idea to backup data, but having your data kept on a seperate 
partition allows to reinstall your OS without the hassle.

Tom Poe wrote:
> Fernando:  It was an experience, for sure.  As a user, with no 
> sysadmin experience, it didn't work out so well for me.  I had CCRMA 
> on a PIII and was able to create about 30 minutes of compilation 
> material in Ardour, before the system got into trouble, 
> spacewise/memory?  The results can be heard at:
> http://www.ibiblio.org/studioforrecording/music/archivecollection1.ogg
> Since I don't have access to a CD/RW drive, and was on dialup at 56k, 
> it was a no-go to keep up with upgrades.  So, I now have DSL (26kB/sec 
> download), and that makes it minimally possible to keep up.  I decided 
> to purchase FC4 CDs from Cheapbytes, and try an upgrade from old FC1 
> install straight to FC4.  The upgrade went OK, but I got into trouble 
> when I tried to install new Apt application.  I ran into dependency 
> problems.  I attempted to pursue those by using the "rpm -e package" 
> approach.  Because I know so little about what I'm looking at, I just 
> got too nervous, as I began to see more and more dependencies that 
> appeared tied to Gnome libraries, etc.  I worried that one of the 
> commands would remove a critical code that locks me up and breaks the 
> system completely.  I finally decided to abandon the attempt.  I went 
> ahead and moved data files to another server, and install the FC4 from 
> scratch.  That install seems to have gone smoothly.  I will now move 
> to install CCRMA.  I'm goin' in, wish me luck.   :)
> Thank you very much for your help, and I can only say, I wish I knew 
> more about how computers work.  It would have been a nice tutorial at 
> some point, I think.  Will keep you posted on progress, and for sure, 
> will want to ask questions, when I come to them.
> Tom
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