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To check an upgrade path works:

  1. find a test Fedora system,
  2. make sure none of the new packages are already installed[1],
  3. install part or all of the old package set,
  4. copy the new packages to a local directory[2],
  5. run createrepo on this directory[3],
  6. point yum to it[4],
  7. try a yum update.
  8. if that fails, try to understand why, rpm -e whatever yum update installed and repeat from step 1.

You can also use:

rpm -qp --obsoletes mypackage

… to check the obsoletes declared by one of your new packages and,

yum list obsoletes

before the yum update to check what yum thinks about your new packages[5].


  1. It would confuse the tools.
  2. If you're creating them:
    1. adapt the previous spec file or create a new one,
    2. mock/koji-build the result.
  3. createrepo <directory>
  4. Use a repo file such as this one:
  5. But that won't check scriptlets and other packaging bits so do check yum update works afterwards.

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