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Is it better to upgrade Fedora 17 or install new Fedora 18?

asked 2013-01-15 10:48:33 -0600

Saeed Zarinfam gravatar image

I have a good and configured Fedora 17, I am very happy with it. I am going to upgrade it to Fedora 18 using FedUp, I was wondering can i do it easily without any break or problem or it is better to install a fresh Fedora 18. I have several concerns after upgrading:

  • My Fedora performance.
  • Break My fedora and does not boot.
  • Some of my software does not run.

I must mention that i have installed RPM fusion packages on my Fedora 17.

Please advise me if you have any knowledge or experience about this issue.

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answered 2013-01-15 14:22:18 -0600

nori gravatar image

Although it is not mentioned in the docs, I would disable all non-default repositories before running an update as it makes life harder for FedUP.

Because FedUP is a new tool, the experiences with it are limited. Make sure to have a backup of your home directory and perhaps a list of all installed packages in case you have to restore Fedora 17.

If all else fails you can still resort to a fresh install + backup.

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