On Sun, 28 Sep 2003 15:40:23 -0400, Jef Spaleta wrote
Cristian Stefan wrote:
> Hi I am new to RH and i have installed RH9 and managed to update it
> with apt4rpm .So...
> The obvious question is :
> How can I manage to put some repositories to get a dist-upgrade from RH9
> to Fedora ?
This sort of question about apt or yum comes up a lot. And though I can
not tell how to get apt to do this...because I don't use apt. I do have
to question whether or not its WORTH upgrading to the test release this
As of now...using either apt/yum to upgrade to a new release is not
something the Fedora Core developers are making a priority to test
and make sure works. If you are able to use apt to upgrade to the
new test release, and you have problems...your bugreports might not
be useful at all...and their might be very little interest in
helping fix the problems you encounter becuase you have used an un-
supported upgrade path.
I think..if you are going to be running the beta..and be a beta
tester..you have to be willing to follow some basic rules on expected
behavior. One of those rules have been that you are going to have to
either upgrade from a previous official release using the ISO image
based upgrade methods provided by the official installer. Or You
will be doing a fresh install using the provided methods.
Unless something has changed recently..very recently...having apt or
yum work to do dist-upgrade like behavior is not something thats
getting a lot of Fedora Core development attention. You can
certainly try to do it, becuase both yum and apt have the ability to
do this sort of thing...but if it goes wrong...your bugs might not
be a high priority. Bug testing effort is best spent on issues
developers want tested...and to-date I haven't seen much interest
from the development side to make upgrading between releases with
apt a high priority.
-jef"thinks the website needs Tester Guidelines, to help give
testers an indication of what the priorities are for different test
If I read this exchange correctly, Fedora may not be a RH 10 equivalent for
those users of previous versions of RHL. Not a good sign??