Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Upgrading to Fedora 10

 
 
By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2008-12-10
 
 
 

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Upgrading to Fedora 10

by eWEEK Labs

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Upgrading to Fedora 10

In-Place Upgrades

Fedora picked up the capacity for conducting in-place upgrades (without the hit-or-miss results of previous in-place upgrade workarounds) during the Fedora 9 release. The 9-to-10 upgrade marked our first exposure to the tool.

In-Place Upgrades

Pick Your Poison

The preupgrade tool, which we installed by typing "yum install preupgrade" into a terminal, offered us the option of moving to Version 10 or to Red Hat's rolling development release, Rawhide.

Pick Your Poison

Upgrade Your System

The upgrade tool began by fetching a set of new packages from Fedora's online software repositories.

Upgrade Your System

Reboot Now

With the needed packages downloaded, we were ready to reboot and continue the upgrade process.

Reboot Now

Limbo Mode

Unlike the Ubuntu in-place upgrade process, Fedora's upgrader does most of its installation work in a sort of system-limbo mode.

Limbo Mode

Installing Upgrades

Our basic Fedora 9 installation required 792 package updates to become Fedora 10.

Installing Upgrades

Welcome to Fedora 10

With our package updates behind us, we had ourselves a shiny new Fedora 10 installation-with a giant raft of additional updates to install. We'd like to see the system roll this step into the initial upgrade process.

Welcome to Fedora 10

PackageKit and PolicyKit

The best thing about PackageKit, at this point, is its integration with the PolicyKit permissions management framework that ships with Fedora 10.

PackageKit and PolicyKit

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