It doesn’t have to be so comlplicated as you write here. Since Fedora 7 there has been a tool shipped with the distro called preupgrade. With preupgrade you take some easy steps and upgrade your whole distro. To get started: su -c 'yum update' yum install preupgrade preupgrade
su -c 'yum update' yum install preupgrade preupgrade
it’s very helpful to me….. I had one problem while trying the command given above in comments by XoDeus the following the repeats back continuously “Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit…” give me a solution for that!
Kannan – I hope you got your answer by now – but, just in case, here goes: your yum update daemon is what is holding the lock. run ps -eaf|grep yum to findo out the PID. Kill the PID and you are ready to run yum update. When you finish your update you’ll need to reboot, to run the new kernel, so that will restore the yumd, automagically.
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