Re: Fedora upgrade from 6 to 9

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On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 14:02 +0300, Sundeep Pundamale wrote:
> Matthew Miller wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 01:36:54PM +0300, Sundeep Pundamale wrote:
> >> Can some one provide instructions to upgrade fedora 6 to fedora 9. What are 
> >> the precautions that needs to be taken so as to not break the system and 
> >> existing configurations.
> > 
> > Here's how I'd think about it: how would you get the system configuration
> > and data back if the hard drive failed? At this level of update, you're
> > probably best doing a clean install and then recreating your existing
> > configuration. (Easiest to do if you have /home on a separate partition.)
> > 
> 
> Thats the constraint i have. The linux box has apache, php, mysql,svn, 
> openfire, openvpn, samba and many more applications running. Doing a 
> fresh installation and reconfiguring all these applications would be a 
> very time consuming task. Is there some other alternative that is more 
> feasible rather than a fresh installation.
> 
> Thanks
> 
If you do a fresh install and save the /home , and /etc directories
before install most of the configuration files will be retained and can
be copied to the new installation.
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