[RndTbl] Fedora upgrading

Hartmut W Sager hwsager at marityme.net
Thu Jun 2 10:32:59 CDT 2016

> The recommended way is to use "fed up" (ever since ~F20).  That
requires being onsite and having a head, AFAIK.  I never use it.

Ambiguity.  You never use your head, or this Fedora "fed up" facility?  :)

Hartmut W Sager - Tel +1-204-339-8331, +1-204-515-1701, +1-204-515-1700

On 2 June 2016 at 00:25, Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:

> On 2016-06-01 Kevin McGregor wrote:
> > Does anyone know how upgrade-able Fedora is? Say, Fedora 21 -> 22 ->
> > 23? What about skipping a version? Does that work, or must you go
> > through intermediate versions? Or is it best just to re-install each
> > time?
> Sure, I've done upgrades on some of my boxes from FC3 all the way to
> F22!
> The recommended way is to use "fed up" (ever since ~F20).  That
> requires being onsite and having a head, AFAIK.  I never use it.
> Instead, I do the yum/dnf distro-sync method, which for yum went like
> this:
> yum --releasever=22 distro-sync
> The advantage is you don't have to be onsite nor have a head.  Take
> that, Windows!
> That'll get you to 22.  After 22 we're now dealing with dnf instead of
> yum.  Looks like it'll still work the same, just different syntax.
> This is the best page for the 3-5 commands you need to run, with
> version differences spelled out for each Fedora release:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading_Fedora_using_package_manager?rd=Upgrading_Fedora_using_yum
> I've created a cheatsheet I use that I update for every new version,
> that makes sure the process is bulletproof as I update dozens of boxes
> every 6-12 months.  If you're interested I can distill it and email it
> to you.
> As for skipping versions: I never have and I wouldn't if using the yum
> method.  Docs say don't do it as there are version specific things that
> yum will do that might be skipped if you skip a version.  Besides,
> using yum it costs nothing to do the intermediates except time and
> bandwidth.  With Fed Up I believe you can skip versions, the docs
> should say.
> Lastly, I always stay back 1 version, using the oldest one that is
> still supported.  So right now that's 22 but very soon I'll be forced
> into 23 when 24 comes out.  Kind of like the "wait until Windows Foo SP1
> release" thinking.  Fedora often breaks things on the initial release,
> as they tend to be bleeding edge.  Only if I need a bleeding feature do
> I break that rule.
> Good luck!
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