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Upgrading Red Hat Fedora Core 7 (F7) to Fedora 8 (F8) on Generic Linux Desktop Machine 1

On May 3, 2008, following the instructions found at

http://howtoforge.com/upgrading-fedora7-desktop-to-fedora8/,
I upgraded my Linux desktop machine (described in §14.9 below) as follows:
> su
# yum clean all
# rpm -Uvh ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/ \
                 i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-8-3.noarch.rpm                 \
           ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/ \
                 i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-notes-8.0.0-3.noarch.rpm 
# yum upgrade
... [ran into dependency trouble with pd-py and libxcb-devel] ...
# yum remove pd-py libxcb-devel
... [libxcb-devel did not exist] ...
# yum remove libxcb
    ...
    Removing for dependencies:
     kdemultimedia           i386    6:3.5.9-1.fc7    installed          20 M
     kdemultimedia-extras    i386    6:3.5.9-1.fc7    installed         6.9 M
     xine-lib                i386    1.1.11.1-1.fc7.1  installed         5.3 M
    ...
# yum upgrade
    ...
    Install    115 Package(s)         
    Update    1447 Package(s)         
    Remove       0 Package(s)         
    Total download size: 1.8 G
    ...
    Error Downloading Packages:
      sbcl - 1.0.13-1.fc8.i386: failure: sbcl-1.0.13-1.fc8.i386.rpm from updates: 
      [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
# yum remove sbcl
    ...
    Removing for dependencies:
     clm-sbcl                i386    2008.01.09-1.fc7.ccrma installed 5.1 M
     cm-clm-sbcl             i386    2.11.0-0.20070607.cvs.7.fc7.ccrma installed 0.0 
     cm-fomus-sbcl           i386    2.11.0-0.20070607.cvs.7.fc7.ccrma installed 3.4 M
     cm-sbcl                 i386    2.11.0-0.20070607.cvs.7.fc7.ccrma installed 16 M
     cmn-sbcl                i386    2007.11.03-2.fc7.ccrma installed 5.7 M
    ...
# yum upgrade
    ...
    Transaction Check Error:
      file /usr/lib/SuperCollider/plugins/JoshPVUGens.so conflicts between 
      attempted installs of 
      supercollider-joshpv-ugens-0.20070712-1.119svn.fc8.ccrma and 
      supercollider-josh-ugens-0.20080331-0.svn216.1.fc8.ccrma
    ...
# yum remove supercollider
    ...
    Removing for dependencies:
     faust-supercollider     i386    0.9.9.2-1.fc7.ccrma installed     8.1 k
     supercollider-ambiem    i386    0.4-2.fc7.ccrma installed         133 k
     supercollider-bbcut2    i386    2.1-1.fc7.ccrma installed         528 k
     supercollider-devel     i386    0.0.20070720-0.2.6186svn.fc7.ccrma installed 6.7 M
     supercollider-dewdrop   i386    07.0424-1.fc7.ccrma installed     799 k
     supercollider-mathlib   i386    0.20070727-3.118svn.fc7.ccrma installed 97 k
     supercollider-midifile  i386    0.0-1.fc7.ccrma installed          22 k
     supercollider-redclasses i386   0.0-2.fc7.ccrma installed       148 k
     supercollider-swingosc  i386    0.530-1.fc7.ccrma installed       1.3 M
     supercollider-world     i386    2007.03.08-1.fc7.ccrma installed  0.0 
    ...
# yum remove supercollider-josh-ugens
    ...
# yum -y upgrade
...
[root@jos2p8 fg]# yum install planetccrma-apps
    ...
    Error Downloading Packages:
      sbcl - 1.0.13-1.fc8.i386: failure: sbcl-1.0.13-1.fc8.i386.rpm from updates: 
      [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
    ... [oh well, I'll burn the common-lisp bridge when I get to it - 
         supercollider seems to be fine] ...
Later on (Oct. 2008), I had to manually remove the F7 version of avahi in order for yum update to run successfully:
rpm -e --noscripts avahi-0.6.17-1.fc7
(from https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq#Fedora_7_-.3E_Fedora_8)


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