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Fedora Upgrade


Upgrade Fedora to next version using yum upgrade.


Current status

  • Targeted release: N/A
  • Last updated: 2012-11-22
  • Percentage of completion: 10%

What works

  • wiki page, which worked for several releases in past.
  • Script, which can upgrade from F17 to F18.

What needs work

  • write man page
  • create package
  • do package review and get it into Fedora
  • testing - a lot of testing
  • decide that upgrade path using important

Detailed Description

Benefit to Fedora

Upgrade method which does not rely on Anaconda. And allow to provide upgrade method with nearly zero downtime.


Test it on all supported platforms and probably on Secondary Arches as well.

Test it with different comps groups installed (Desktop, web server...)

How To Test

Download to machine with Fedora 17 and run it. You should end up with Fedora 18. Check if everything is correct.

User Experience

Upgrade without interruption of service. Only interrupted for aproximately 50 seconds needed for reboot.

Upgrade script is bash script, which is for power user like receipt. So if somethings breaks, admin can easily continue by investigating script - unlike anaconda or dracut, which is black box.



Contingency Plan

There is bunch of upgrade methods: PreUpgrade and Anaconda Installer. None of them conflicts with FedoraUpgrade. And if there will be problem with FedoraUpgrade we can easily rollback to PreUpgrade and Anaconda Installer.


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