Now that Fedora Core 6 is available it is time to upgrade those old crusty FC5 installs. To upgrade from FC5 you can follow these steps:
- You may be able to skip this step but I did a yum update on FC5 first to make sure everything there was up to date and worked before moving to FC6.
- Do a "yum clean all" to remove all the old yum cruft.
- Install the fedora-release for Fedora Core 6. Use the rpm command:
rpm -Uhv http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/fedora-release-6-4.noarch.rpm http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/fedora-release-notes-6-3.noarch.rpm
- Run the yum update: yum -y update. At this point I had to remove a few packages to get past dependency issues they weren't important and I just added them back after the update.
If you are still on FC4 you can upgrade from FC4 to FC5 first.