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Fedora's model is to upgrade often

Fedora's model is to upgrade often

Posted Aug 10, 2006 13:57 UTC (Thu) by dwheeler (guest, #1216)
Parent article: Fedora's legacy changes

Fedora has been very candid that they expect people to upgrade often. I recommend waiting a month or two after a major release (so they can get any burrs out), but then upgrade. Security patches for FC3 and earlier are available, for free... but they're called FC5 :-).

It's a trade-off; the advantage is that you get the newer/better stuff, tested to work together. That's a good choice for many. If you don't want to upgrade often, RHEL or Debian might be a better choice of distribution. You need to pick a distribution that meets your needs.


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Fedora's model is to upgrade often

Posted Aug 10, 2006 17:37 UTC (Thu) by astrophoenix (guest, #13528) [Link]

so say I was running FCX-1, and wanted to upgrade to FCX. (pick the best
possible number for X you can).

do I still have to basically do a re-install (like in the bad old days
when I was running redhat 8), or is yum or apt-rpm or whatever is in
vogue now capable of upgrading the system nicely (comparable to upgrading
a debian, ubuntu, or gentoo system, i.e., not a re-install). thanks.

Fedora's model is to upgrade often

Posted Aug 10, 2006 21:21 UTC (Thu) by knobunc (subscriber, #4678) [Link]

I upgraded from Redhat 9 to FC 5 in one day. Remotely via ssh. And the machine works well.

Make sure you follow the guides because there are some rough spots. Here are the guides I used: http://del.icio.us/knobunc/upgrade

-ben


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