The upgrade went as well as can be expected.
The libata business didn’t cause too much trouble. Most of the entries in /etc/fstab used labels rather than device names, so I only had to fix the entries for the swap space and the CD-ROM and DVD burner. I had to fix some entries in /etc/munin/plugins.
Postgres stubbornly refuses to upgrade as always, so I’m going to have to blow the data files away and restore from last night’s nightly backup.
The nightly backup ran twice for some reason, but that might be because I rebooted sometime around midnight. Unfortunately the two runs kind of stepped on each other so I’m running it again now.
NUT (the UPS tools) fails with some problem with a missing file.
I had to uninstall bind-utils for some reason, and now I can’t reinstall it because bind-libs is 9.4.1.-5.fc7 but bind-utils requires 9.4.1.-4.fc7. Hopefully somebody on the Fedora Project will fix that little stupidity. Oh what do you know, it’s fixed now.
Another yum dependency issue I was having last night with “yum groupupdate Base” also seems to have fixed itself this morning.
My Sun JDK rpm got uninstalled somehow.
I had to re-install rawdog (with “python setup.py install”).
I can’t understand why files that I never touch in the fonts area end up getting new identical copies as .rpmnew files. RPM should be smarter about that.
So, not too much to fix. And in return, X is working again, I’m not stuck on an obsolete version of Fedora, and maybe I’ll start getting updates again.
One of these days I’m hoping to move to something Debian based so these upgrades will be less painful.
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Ubuntu is frequently as painful in dist-upgrades, but only requires mild kicking in most cases.
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