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Upgrading FC5 to FC6

Mon, Jan 15, 2007 mdda OSS Blog Comments

Upgrading FC5 to FC6

Even though the official instructions advise against it, it works fairly smoothly. In particular :

  • ‘americas’ doesn’t have a (non-USB) DVD drive, and won’t boot of the USB external DVD-R;
  • ‘cello’ and ‘flute’ are remote servers, so popping in the DVD is impossible. Here’s a transcript of the not-so-smooth part :
# yum install yum-fastestmirror  
# rpm -Uhv*.noarch.rpm  
# yum upgrade  
Error: Package VFlib2 needs, this is not available.  
Error: Package gtkhtml needs, this is not available.  
--> Processing Conflict: hal conflicts kernel < 2.6.17  
--> Processing Conflict: autofs conflicts kernel < 2.6.17  
# yum remove VFlib2  
# yum remove gtkhtml  
# yum upgrade  

Still have kernel conflicts…

# curl -O  
# rpm -Uvh --replacefiles --replacepkgs kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i686.rpm   

Even though this is not the latest FC6 kernel, it gives us a better chance at satisfying the dependencies (this also seems to clear out kernels from FC5 in grub), the kernel version gets updated below anyway :

# yum upgrade  
# shutdown -r now  

fc5 fc6 fedora

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