Upgrading to Fedora 11 from Fedora 10

It is time again to upgrade if you are using Fedora. Fedora 11 was released a few days ago and contains some nice enhancements.

For people who can a complete re-install is probably best. One reason for that is the inclusion of ext4 in Fedora11. You won't get the benefit of ext4 unless you do a fresh install or upgrade from ext3 to ext4. If you read the upgrade guide that Fedora produces it recommends not doing an upgrade.

This time around I decided to go with PreUpdate right off the bat and it worked great. Here are the condensed steps. I think this will be the last time I do an upgrade post since they have it down to almost nothing now.

  1. You have to be at Fedora10 before you try this. If you aren't there follow the steps to get to Fedora10.
  2. yum clean all
  3. yum udpate
  4. preupgrade-cli "Fedora 11 (Leonidas)"
  5. reboot and wait

It seems like the days of conflicts before upgrades are gone now so that is a good thing. I didn't have to remove anything to make dependencies work out. The only fallout I had from this upgrade was my NVIDIA configuration for xorg got wiped and I had to pull it from backup. So take note to back up your xorg.conf if you have a custom one.

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