Upgrading from Fedora 7 to Fedora 8 with yum

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:

  1. yum update
  2. yum clean all
  3. I like to repeated update and clean all a second time to make sure everything got updated
  4. 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
  5. Next do a yum -y update
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. The reboot went so fast I almost didn't believe it rebooted. This was the smoothest upgrade I have had so far.

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