Upgrading to Fedora 20

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.

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