upgrade question

Clint Savage herlo1 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 15:15:14 MST 2007


On Dec 6, 2007 3:11 PM, Doran L. Barton <fozz at iodynamics.com> wrote:
> Not long ago, Andres Gonzalez proclaimed...
> > I currently have a Fedora 7 box up and running. However, I am getting
> > a lot of Kernel Bug messages in my dmesg output. So, I am thinking of
> > upgrading to Fedora 8 since I have a Fedora 8 CD.
> >
> > My question is this: If I update to Fedora 8, will the install
> > procedure blow away my current lib directory or will it just add to it
> > any updated libraries?
>
> If you do the upgrade, it will IN THEORY not overwrite anything you've
> added to the box.
>
> > The reason for my question is that I currently have the Intel C++
> > compiler installed on the Fedora 7 box. When I installed it, it did
> > not support Fedora 7 so I had to go get a few earlier versions of some
> > of the standard libraries just so the Intel compiler was happy. I do
> > not want to go thru that again and would want the Fedora 8 upgrade
> > procedure to just add any new libraries, run times, kernel, etc, and
> > not blow away any existing stuff.
>
> The upgrade process is not without its flaws. IMO, you should do a fresh
> install and reinstall the Intel compiler in /usr/local or in /opt where you
> can back it up as needed in the future.

May I point you to my blog which does a beautiful yum upgrade.

http://fedora-tutorials.com/2007/11/10/werewolf-fedora-8-upgrade-in-3-easy-steps/

Cheers,

Clint



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