How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 7 To Fedora 8

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2007-11-15 11:47. :: Fedora | Desktop

How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 7 To Fedora 8

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Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com>
Last edited 11/15/2007

This guide shows how you can upgrade your desktop from Fedora 7 to Fedora 8.

I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

 

1 Install The Latest Updates

Before we upgrade to Fedora 8, we install all available updates for Fedora 7. To do this, we open a terminal (Applications > System Tools > Terminal):

In the terminal, we type

su

to become the root user. Afterwards, we run

yum update

to install the latest updates for Fedora 7:

Answer y to begin the update process:

If you get a message like this during the update process:

warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
Importing GPG key 0x4F2A6FD2 "Fedora Project <fedora@redhat.com>" from /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora
Is this ok [y/N]:

it is ok to answer y.

Afterwards, the latest Fedora 7 packages are installed on your system.

 

2 Perform The Distribution Upgrade

Now, still in the terminal, we can begin the distribution upgrade. First run

yum clean all

to clean all package caches, and run

rpm -Uvh ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-8-3.noarch.rpm ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-notes-8.0.0-3.noarch.rpm

(in one line!) to make the Fedora 8 repositories available to your system.

Afterwards, you can start the distribution upgrade:

yum upgrade

If it stops with an error like this one:

---> Package orca.i386 0:2.20.0.1-1.fc8 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: gecko-libs = 1.8.1.8 is needed by package yelp

simply uninstall the package that is causing the problem (in this case yelp) (I only had to do this with the yelp package which doesn't seem to be overly important)...

yum remove yelp

... and try the distribution upgrade again:

yum upgrade

This time it should go through. Answer y to accept all upgrades:

Now be patient, the upgrade can take a few hours...

After the upgrade has finished, type

reboot

to reboot the system.

The computer should now boot your new, shiny Fedora 8:

 

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Submitted by Przemek (not registered) on Mon, 2009-01-05 09:07.

I,ve tried to upgrade my system using your article, but I have more errors than you had.

Error: Missing Dependency: libsmbios-libs = 0.13.10-1.fc8 is needed by package libsmbios-bin
Error: Missing Dependency: libIlmImf.so.4 is needed by package kdelibs
Error: Missing Dependency: libgpod.so.2 is needed by package kipi-plugins
Error: Missing Dependency: libnss3.so(NSS_3.12) is needed by package curl
Error: Missing Dependency: libiw.so.28 is needed by package kdenetwork
Error: Missing Dependency: totem-plparser = 2.18.3 is needed by package totem-xine
Error: Missing Dependency: libmpcdec.so.3 is needed by package xine-lib
Error: Missing Dependency: libmpcdec.so.3 is needed by package mplayer
Error: Missing Dependency: libnss3.so(NSS_3.12) is needed by package nss_compat_ossl
Error: Missing Dependency: libHalf.so.4 is needed by package kdelibs
Error: Missing Dependency: libtotem-plparser.so.1 is needed by package totem-xine
Error: Missing Dependency: libgpod.so.2 is needed by package rhythmbox
Error: Missing Dependency: libIlmImf.so.4 is needed by package kdegraphics
Error: Missing Dependency: libmpcdec.so.3 is needed by package mencoder
Error: Missing Dependency: libicuuc.so.36 is needed by package openoffice.org-core
Error: Missing Dependency: libmpcdec.so.3 is needed by package libtunepimp
Error: Missing Dependency: libpoppler-qt.so.1 is needed by package kdegraphics
Error: Missing Dependency: libicule.so.36 is needed by package openoffice.org-core
Error: Missing Dependency: libneon.so.25 is needed by package gstreamer-plugins-bad
Error: Missing Dependency: libicui18n.so.36 is needed by package openoffice.org-core
Error: Missing Dependency: libmpcdec.so.3 is needed by package mplayer-gui
Error: Missing Dependency: libmpcdec.so.3 is needed by package vlc-core
Error: Missing Dependency: libpoppler-glib.so.1 is needed by package gimp
Error: Missing Dependency: libIlmImf.so.4 is needed by package kdebase
Error: Missing Dependency: libmpcdec.so.3 is needed by package gstreamer-plugins-bad

Should I remove every packages which cause the errors. Maybe I could omit them somehow. 

Submitted by DaBlingBling (registered user) on Mon, 2008-01-07 00:02.

I'm not sure if it makes a difference, but I used this command on my x86_64 platform:

rpm -Uvh ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/x86_64/os/Packages/fedora-release-8-3.noarch.rpm ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/x86_64/os/Packages/fedora-release-notes-8.0.0-3.noarch.rpm

(in one line)