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How can one upgrade from Fedora 18 to 19?

asked 2013-03-12 22:00:15 -0500

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updated 2013-06-03 22:18:18 -0500

I know that 17-18 began the fedup only usage, but one of the accepted features is to keep preupgrade. Fedora 19 pre-Alpha has been branched. The fedup page details 17-18. It is specific to 18. I tried changing the version for the release server for fedup-cli, but to no avail.

Could not parse metalink error was No repomd file

I manually edited /etc/yum.repos.d/{fedora.repo,fedora-updates.repo} to point at This bypassed that previous error to get "if set(updates) != set(pkgs):

TypeError: 'NoneType' object is not iterable"

Also, fedup is at 0.7.1 in 18, but is purported to be fedup-0.7.2-1.fc17

Fedup documentation.

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F19 was just branched a few days ago. I'm not sure you should expect fedup to work at this point... I think that it's important to note, for posterity, that pre-release versions of fedora really should only be used for testing purposes. More testers are a good thing, but it probably isn't a good idea for casual users.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-03-14 00:37:23 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-05-30 21:19:58 -0500

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updated 2013-08-02 00:13:06 -0500

Once the Fedora 19 is officially released you can do:

$ sudo fedup --network 19

But if you don't want to wait until the final release, grab the latest compose like this:

$ sudo fedup --network 19 --instrepo=
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The first command works with the beta now

bpbp gravatar imagebpbp ( 2013-06-02 04:26:49 -0500 )edit

What if the "system upgrade" GRUB entry doesn't show up?

Bucic gravatar imageBucic ( 2013-06-02 10:08:53 -0500 )edit

Excuse my ignorance, what is that command "sudo --network ..."? Never seen before, and it doesn't work either.

memento gravatar imagememento ( 2013-07-08 05:29:50 -0500 )edit

@memento It should be sudo fedup --instrepo=... probably.

Bucic gravatar imageBucic ( 2013-07-08 14:55:57 -0500 )edit

@memento, @Bucic: good catch, I just edited the answer to fix it.

bochecha gravatar imagebochecha ( 2013-08-02 00:14:21 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-03-20 10:53:03 -0500

gat gravatar image

Progress is being made for this. & will contain the image before other locations. One might consider using this link for his .repo files.

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answered 2013-03-13 06:04:20 -0500

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updated 2013-03-13 06:04:59 -0500

sorry but this s is a BUG you can go here an add you to cc list, this means that this bug is also affect to you, you can also provide more information if you would like.

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I posted a comment to it listing version of the package and O.S. I was wondering whether anyone had tested any former method of upgrading.

gat gravatar imagegat ( 2013-03-15 00:01:12 -0500 )edit

At the time of posting, F19 does not exist. There is not a release to upgrade to. How is that a bug?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-03-21 12:41:06 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-07-18 05:30:11 -0500

rpm --import
sudo yum update yum
sudo yum --releasever=19 distro-sync

check original documentation

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answered 2013-11-25 23:05:27 -0500

FedUp tool was introduced since Fedora 18 to upgrade your system, but it will work with Fedora 17. For fedora 16 and older verions, to upgrade fedora to newer verion, we used “Preupgrade”

Before you do anything, backup your important data first to external hard drive, usb disk or to any another machine.

# yum install fedup -y
# yum update
# reboot

After your system rebooted, run

# fedup-cli --reboot --network 19


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