Re: upgrading F8 -> F11
- From: General Schvantzkoph <schvantzkoph@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 21 Jun 2009 20:23:12 GMT
On Sun, 21 Jun 2009 13:27:50 -0600, Jerome wrote:
I have been wanting to upgrade to Fedora 11 now that its KDE is good. I
currently have Fedora 8, updated as much as it can be since it's EOL
I've been reading about the preupgrade program, installed it and see
it supports an upgrade to either F10 or F11. However, I have also read a
bug report that it doesn't support F10.
I've had good luck upgrading over the years, rather than reinstalling,
and I'm willing to work out the differences, but I want to be able to
get to a 75% complete system as I have for all the others I've done. My
video card has long been supported by X, my other hardware is older too.
KDE is my environment and I know that 4.2 is different since I've
trialed it on another machine.
So I have 2 questions:
1. Has anyone done a F8 to F11 upgrade and how did it go for you?
2. Has anyone used preupgrade to do this?
You can't do it directly, don't know if you can do it in stages (F8->F9,
F9-F10, F10->F11). A fresh install is always the best way to upgrade
Fedora. You should put F11 on a separate partition from F8 so that you
can go back to F8 if you don't like F11. F11 has some good points, it's
much faster than earlier versions of Fedora, but it also has some serious
problems. Evolution has been a mess since F9. In F9 it started to crash
periodically, in F10 they switched to a sqlite database which has been an
unmitigated disaster. The conversion program crashes in F10 (the work
around is to rename your .evolution directory, start Evolution, shut it
down and then copy your old directory into the new one). In F11 the
conversion doesn't crash but it took my machine about 14 hours to do it.
Virtual folders don't work properly in Evolution in either F10 or F11.
The show stopper bug is that you can't run Xemacs over ssh from a system
that isn't F11, I have a CentOS 5.3 and an F10 server, when I run Xemacs
from my desktop F11 system on one of those machines it core dumps when
you start it, it does seem to work when I ssh into my laptop that also
has F11. I reverted to F9 on my desktop because of the Xemacs problem, I
won't switch over to F11 until the Xemacs problem is fixed.
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