Why not upgrade to Fedora 9?

by davidnielsen

You might be sitting there on your Fedora 7 or 8 setup, reading the Fedora 9 release notes drooling all over yourself wishing it was on your machine. Well why not upgrade to it without the ISO download using PreUpgrade?

You can get preupgrade using yum by doing this as root:

yum –enablerepo=updates-testing preupgrade

However the version with Fedora 9 upgrades enabled is not yet in the repositories so if you can’t wait for it to get pushed out you can do the following:

for Fedora 8:

rpm -Uvh http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/preupgrade/0.9.3/3.fc8/noarch/preupgrade-0.9.3-3.fc8.noarch.rpm

For Fedora 7:

rpm -Uvh http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/preupgrade/0.9.3/3.fc7/noarch/preupgrade-0.9.3-3.fc7.noarch.rpm

Then run preupgrade like so:

preupgrade

Follow the instructions and voila you have all the drool worthy Fedora 9 goodness on your very own machine. All without the downloading of an ISO which is filled with rpms you probably will never use, no going through the same installer a second time and keeping your settings.

*edit*

Updated the version of preupgrade as the previous version had a bug that would hang it at the final stage.