Fedora 8 has been released so it is time to upgrade once again. First you should go back and upgrade to Fedora 7 if you haven't already. From there it is even easier this time to upgrade. Here are the steps you need to do the upgrade from Fedora 7 to Fedora 8:
- yum update
- yum clean all
- I like to repeated update and clean all a second time to make sure everything got updated
- Run the following command to update the yum repo on your box:
rpm -Uhv http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-8-3.noarch.rpm http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-notes-8.0.0-3.noarch.rpm
- Next do a yum -y update
- I needed to remove a couple packages to get the dependencies to work out. This seems to be a normal need now when upgrading but isn't usually a big deal. In this case I had to remove the heliodor and beryl-settings that both had to do with beryl.
- In my case the total set of packages it needed to download was 1.2G so it took about an hour to download and install. Now it was time for a reboot.
- The reboot went so fast I almost didn't believe it rebooted. This was the smoothest upgrade I have had so far.