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Update from Fedora 17 to Fedora 18

asked 2012-11-29 15:28:10 -0500

hhlp gravatar image

updated 2012-11-30 06:07:13 -0500

Well I tried to explain my position :

  1. IF DVD upgrade process is no longer supported and
  2. preupgrade is no longer supported.
  3. YUM - I don't know.

the only option possible solution is a clean install without formatting (/home directory), backup your program that you've installed, files, and configuration - do a fresh install and restore... this is well explain in the second part of this post #2536.

  1. What option we have Now?.
  2. What is the best option to upgrade from 17 to 18?.
  3. It's SAFE. something to worry about
  4. Something is not going install as part of the upgrade process, and then execute a manual process.
  5. What happened if an error occurs.


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Some people in Fedora mailing lists (users, test, devel) said that YUM method worked successfully in most cases to upgrade from Fedora 17 to 18. I also think that FEDUP is working for upgrading 17 -> 18.

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2012-11-29 17:38:08 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-01-16 11:54:05 -0500

Rahul Bhadana gravatar image

updated 2013-02-05 22:36:19 -0500

you can upgrade it by using fedup

1- install the latest version by

yum --enablerepo=updates-testing install fedup

2- now you can update by using two method

2.1 - by using network

   > sudo fedup-cli --network 18 --debuglog fedupdebug.log

2.2 - by iso file

    download iso file and insert into your pc 

    run command on terminal

sudo fedup-cli --iso /home/user/fedora-18.iso --debuglog=fedupdebug.log

for more detail -

see my video hope you will find it helpful
(show how to install fedup and some further step)

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answered 2012-12-06 14:10:36 -0500

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The official update tool going forward for Fedora is called 'fedup'. It is essentially a preupgrade replacement and will be in the Fedora 17 repositories.

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answered 2012-11-30 06:21:10 -0500

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answered 2013-02-06 08:28:24 -0500

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answered 2013-02-06 08:52:26 -0500

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Upgrading between Fedora Releases (e.g. Fedora 17 to Fedora 18) is now done with the new FedUp Tool. FedUp behaves (to the user) in a similar fashion to Preupgrade in previous releases. You run it on your Fedora 17 machine, it downloads all the packages required, and prepares your system for upgrade on the next reboot.

Note -- If you want to update from F17 to F18 with the DVD check out this question.

Detailed instrutions are available on the FedUp page on the wiki, but the following instructions provide a quick howto on upgrading from Fedora 17 to Fedora 18 with FedUp

  1. Ensure that your Fedora 17 machine is up to date

    sudo yum update

  2. Install fedup

    sudo yum install fedup

  3. Run fedup

    sudo fedup-cli --network 18 --debuglog fedupdebug.log

  4. If fedup completes without error, reboot the system

  5. On boot, choose System Upgrade from the grub menu.

  6. A fedora logo should appear and blink for a quite a while, while the system is installing the new packages. When it is complete your system should reboot again.

  7. According to the wiki it is highly recommended that GRUB also be updated after a FedUp upgrade. Instructions for this can be found on the wiki

hope this helps,


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answered 2013-01-16 15:50:27 -0500

Using fedup did not work for me. After rebooting and choosing "System Upgrade" from the boot menu, that process completed and then my computer rebooted. On reboot, there was no new entry for F18 in the boot menu. When I chose the F17 menu item I was booted into a system that had been partially upgraded.

Now many apps do not work, and attempting to do a "yum update" results in yum trying to update both the F17 and F18 versions of each package. A real mess, and I haven't recovered after an hour of trying. Next step is to try a fresh install.

Mea culpa. I should have waited for F19, by which time the new tool (fedup) should have its bugs squashed.

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Did you follow all the instructions wrt post upgrade in the fedup wiki?

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2013-02-06 09:42:37 -0500 )edit

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