Upgrading to Fedora 10

Now that I have “I’m Not Mad” caught up for the next month, I thought it was an OK time to upgrade to Fedora 10.  Unlike with the Fedora 9 release, there haven’t been huge complaints of the upgrade causing the system to become unusable.  (Most, though not all, of that came from the version […]

Why I’m Still Waiting to Upgrade to Fedora 9

I’m not 100% sure, but I think this is the longest I’ve purposely waited to upgrade to another Fedora release. I’ve been reading the Fedora user and developer mailling lists and what’s I’ve seen there has pretty much convinced me not to upgrade. First of all, there are a lot of answers to people complaining […]

New Distro Releases Coming up THIS MONTH!

Two major Linux distributions will be making releases this month and since I use both of them, I’m pretty excited!  First up will be the Debian-derived Ubuntu. This distro has been the darling of users and Internet media alike for the past few years.  It stole the post from Mandriva, the previous Linux distro that […]

Upgrading to the latest Dr Queue Render Manager

Since I don’t have any animation needing to be rendered for a few months, I decided it was a great time to upgrade Dr Queue to the latest version.  I’d heard that a lot of improvements had been added since version 0.60.  So let’s see how the upgrade process goes: On Mario, my Fedora 8 […]

Mario Yum Live Upgrade to Fedora 8 complete

I had to uninstall a few more multimedia packages, but it eventually upgraded. After rebooting I arrived at GDM just fine – yay! I’m not sure if it’s just me, but the bootup time on Fedora 8 seems to a A LOT faster than it was in Fedora 7. I feel like I got to […]

Fedora 8 upgrade on Mario

Mario is my main Linux box. I had to uninstall x264 this comes from the fact that I mixed livna and freshrpms. I never intended to do so, but I started with freshrpms back in the day, but nowadays I use livna for my graphics card. That plus freshrpms relative lack of updates compared to […]

Upgrading Fedora with Yum

I followed the procedure at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq so the point of this is just to go over my experience with these steps. Review and remove all .rpmsave and .rpmnew files before and after upgrading I basically did a locate, found them and deleted them. for a in $(find /etc /var -name ‘*.rpm?*’); do b=${a%.rpm?*}; diff -u […]

Fedora 8 yum upgrade success

Well, at least it worked pretty well on my future PVR. I will give a more detailed explanation/directions of my experience for others who may be wondering if this is really as scary as it sounds since it’s “unsupported”. However, my main Linux computer is much, much more complex in the number of packages installed. […]

Yum upgrade may be the way to go if you have Third Party packages

Well, the entire upgrade process is not yet over, so I don’t want to get too excited, but I think this may solve my problem.  I started a yum upgrade on my living room computer  – which will one day be my MythTv PVR (once I get the necessary hardware).  It went through the dependency […]

Fedora 8 Upgrade Aborted

It may have been about to install or it may never have installed, but after 35 hours, I was getting a little annoyed.  I’ve decided to try the unsupported yum upgrade.  I’ll try it first one a guinea pig computer that’s at Fedora 7.  If that works, I’ll try it on my real machine. Blogged […]

Argh! Fedora 8 upgrade dependency check continues…

It’s still right at the end of that little progress bar. The HDD activity light on my compute continues so I’m hoping it’s not frozen, but just working on figuring out the dependencies on all of my packages. I’m going to give it until I get home today and maybe until I go to bed. […]

Fedora 8 upgrade continues…..

Upgrading to Fedora 7 didn’t take this long and neither did Fedora 6, but that’s ok – as long as it happens.  It’s nearly done with the dependency checking.  It’s been getting closer and closer to the end of the bar.  Part of me thinks it may be stuck, but after waiting 10 hours to […]