Upgrading from Fedora 9 to Fedora 10 with yum

Fedora 10 is out and once again it is time to upgrade. The upgrade from Fedora 9 to Fedora 10 is almost exactly like the upgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9. Here are the steps you need to do the upgrade from Fedora 9 to Fedora 10.

Before I go on about doing this by hand you should know that you can use PreUpdate once it populates with the latest update.

  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.liberty.edu/pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-10-1.noarch.rpm http://mirror.liberty.edu/pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-notes-10.0.0-1.noarch.rpm
    
  5. Next I had to do a "yum clean all" again before it picked up the change
  6. Next do a yum -y update
  7. After a couple hours or so it was ready for a reboot.
  8. I always have to recompile my NVIDIA driver when I do a kernel update so this was no different. This was really the only thing that I needed to do to finish the upgrade.

They have the upgrade down pat now. I'm surprised at how easy it is to do this by hand even.

I also figured I would try PreUpgrade on a Fedora 9 system while I was at it. I did a "yum install preupgrade" and then ran preupgrade from the command line. The only problem was that it didn't list any available updates. I'll try again in a couple days and see if it shows up eventually.

Update: It looks like Fedora pushed out a new Fedora 9 preupgrade package that now displays Fedora 10.

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