[Gllug] Fedora Core 14

John Edwards john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk
Fri Feb 3 12:18:42 UTC 2012

On Fri, Feb 03, 2012 at 11:49:41AM +0000, Dave Cross wrote:
> Skipping a version in Fedora upgrades generally seems to work, but
> there are no guarantees. I recommend backing up your data and doing
> a clean installation[1].


Even the early versions of RedHat Linux in the 1990s allowed for
offline OS upgrades (you had to boot from CDROM). The main problems
then were caused by installing 3rd party RPM packages which had bad

Also a clean install removes all the configuration you've done for
the past 6 months to a year.

> Fedora is a fast-moving distribution. Each version is only supported
> for just over a year. If you're not happy upgrading your system at
> least annually then Fedora is probably not the best distribution for
> you.

It was always supposed to be that way and RedHat were upfront about
that. But it would probably have been better if they had called it
something like "RedHat Beta" to avoid people using it for anything

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