[PlanetCCRMA] Upgrading a PlanetCCRMA box

steve linabery slinabery at gmail.com
Sat Aug 9 17:29:50 PDT 2008

On Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 2:56 PM, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
<nando at ccrma.stanford.edu> wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-08-09 at 12:52 -0400, Paul Coccoli wrote:
>> Is it possible to use the Fedora preupgrade tool to go from a
>> PlanetCCRMA Fedora 7 box to 8?  Do I need to disable the CCRMA repos
>> first?  Uninstall CCRMA packages?
>> Has anyone tried?  Any gotchas?
> I think I updated my f7 laptop to f8 using yum. I don't remember exactly
> what I did :-( There are some guides online that tell you what to do, I
> seem to remember I followed one. If you google you will find several...
> One in the fedoraproject site is here:
>  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq
> I do remember I did it from runlevel 3 (not in a full X login but a text
> console). Safer that way just in case something messes up X during the
> upgrade.
> -- Fernando
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This may be obvious, but be sure to back up your home directories (and
any relevant config files in /etc, etc.). I've never had a yum upgrade
complete successfully. And I've had a few anaconda-based upgrades fail
miserably as well.

Good luck!


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