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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I am still waiting for 20 to sync with my local mirror, but when done I will try this way before yours: http://is.gd/1iPmvA
Curious to see the differences if any to your experience.
Thanks for the post.
Should work fine. Also, the updated fedup (0.8) should be available today. So even just doing “fedup –network 20” should work.
Upgrading to Fedora 20 http://t.co/CHtFqCODJj