Upgrading from FC5 to FC6 via yum.

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Upgrading from FC5 to FC6 via yum.

Post by Void Main » Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:18 pm

I decided this should be a separate topic. First make sure you are running the latest FC5 kernel (currently kernel-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5) and remove any older kernels. Then here are the commands for upgrading FC5 -> FC6 via yum:

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# yum clean all
# rpm -Uhv http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/fedora-release-6-4.noarch.rpm http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/fedora-release-notes-6-3.noarch.rpm
# yum -y update
That's it. I upgraded the voidmain server remotely via the above commands (see note). You could run into dependency issues with third party RPMS and other special circumstances but if you do they can be resolved. If you need help resolving these just copy/paste the dependency errors and I'll try to help you out.

NOTE: I have my own FC6 repository on a local web server (the mounted FC6 DVD) and pointed my fedora-core.repo to that so the install went very fast and didn't use a lot of Internet bandwidth.

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Post by Master of Reality » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:17 pm

Those three worked for me to upgrade from FC5 to FC6. I did not have the latest FC5 kernel installed though when i did it.

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Post by Void Main » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:24 pm

Yeah, I don't think it has to be the very latest but I am pretty sure it has to be at 2.6.18 or above. I did get an error when trying to upgrade one with a 2.6.17 kernel.

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