Upgrading Fedora 12 to Fedora 13

Personally, I have used the live method of upgrading my Fedora system for the last 5 releases. I would recommend that you understand what an RPM package is, how the dependency resolution process works, and finally, how to resolve conflicts manually. That being said, if you brick your system, you are the only one to blame.

  1. Download the fedora-release RPM package.
  2. (I usually like to download the release RPM before installing.)
    • wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/releases/13/Everything/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-13-1.noarch.rpm
  3. Install the fedora-release RPM package.
    • rpm -Uvh fedora-release-13-1.noarch.rpm
  4. Update the yum package.
    • yum update yum
  5. Update the rpm package.
  6. (This step should generally be taken prior to performing an inline upgrade. I was not able to do so without RPM conflicts, and opted to skip this step.)
    • yum update rpm
  7. Update system.
    • yum update
  8. Reboot.

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