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I'm FedUp with Fedora!

Sorry, couldn't resist. =)

So normally I do my updates from one version of Fedora to the next using yum, in particular the Upgrading Fedora using yum guide. Usually it works pretty good. I didn't really have much good experience with PreUpgrade the few times I tried it, so I wanted to give FedUp a try.

In my Parallels Fedora 17 VM it worked amazingly well. So decided to try it ...

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Fedora 15 upgrade

So I upgraded my Fedora 14 workstation to Fedora 15 last night using the yum update method (I've used preupgrade a few times and it's worked on some and botched on others (mostly due to not enough space on /boot)). Since with other distros I've either used apt to do a dist-ugprade or the urpmi equivalent, this is somewhat my preferred upgrade path. I've done it before and it worked amazingly well, so ...

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Create your own yum repository

This week's TechMail is Create your own yum repository which pretty much discusses the createrepo tool and how to use it to create your own custom yum repository. Handy little tool; this came about when I was figuring out how to make a yum repository for my Annvix packages.

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Getting started with the yum package manager

This week's TechMail is Getting started with the yum package manager which goes into some of the basics of using yum. This was good reference for me coming from years of urpmi, so digging into the use of yum was a good exercise for how I'm going to be dealing with packages from this point forward.

Still much more to learn I suspect, but for anyone who (like me) is used to some other ...

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