Well, last night I spent a bit more time than I expected trying to upgrade to Fedora 20. The standard recommended way is:
yum install fedup fedup --network 20
I tried that and it seemed to be working OK. My laptop spent a while downloading all updated packages and then told me that everything is prepared for the upgrade process – all I needed to do was a reboot. And so I did. When booting up, a new Grub menu item showed up – “System upgrade (fedup)“. I chose that one and the system started booting. After a few screens of messages, which flew by too fast (but I haven’t noticed anything wrong in there), the system rebooted again. Now, the fedup menu item was gone from Grub and the system booted back into Fedora 19.
After searching around for a bit, I realized that there was a problem with fedup-0.7 and that I could either upgrade it from a testing repository to fedup-0.8, or I could go with the good old yum-based upgrade. Since I always seem to have troubles with fedup, I decided to opt for the yum way. Here is all I had to do:
# You can pick any other Fedora 20 mirror here rpm -Uvh http://mirror.easyspeedy.com/fedora/releases/20/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/f/fedora-release-20-1.noarch.rpm yum update --skip-broken
That meant that all the packages had to be downloaded again – there is probably a way to move them from the fedup folders to yum, but I didn’t care enough to find out. But once the yum was finished and I rebooted – all was done. The system is up and running and so far everything is good.