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fedup: Fedora Upgrade tool
fedup - Fedora Upgrade tool
fedup is the Fedora Upgrade tool.
The fedup client runs on the system to be upgraded. It determines what packages are needed for upgrade and gathers them from the source(s) given. It also fetches and sets up the boot images needed to run the upgrade and sets up the system to perform the upgrade at next boot.
The actual upgrade takes place when the system is rebooted, using the boot images set up by fedup. The upgrade initrd starts the existing system (mostly) as normal, lets it mount all the local filesystems, then starts the upgrade.
- Show a help message and exit.
- Print more info.
- Print lots of debugging info.
- Write debugging output to the given file. Defaults to /var/log/fedup.log.
- Automatically reboot to start the upgrade when ready.
These options tell fedup where to look for the packages and boot images needed to run the upgrade. At least one of these options is required.
Device or mountpoint of mounted install media. If
will scan all currently-mounted removable devices (USB disks, optical media, etc.)
Fedora Live images cannot be used as install media!
- Installation image file.
- Online repos matching VERSION (a number or "rawhide")
Additional options for --network
- Enable one or more repos (wildcards allowed).
- Disable one or more repos (wildcards allowed).
- Add the repo at URL. Prefix URL with @ to indicate that the URL is a mirrorlist.
Get upgrader boot images from the repo named
REPOID. The repo must contain a valid
file which points to the location of usable
By default, fedup will ask https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/ for the installable tree for the given --networkVERSION. The actual filename requested is:
where $basearch is the system's arch (i386, x86_64, etc.) and $releasever is the VERSION given with the --network option.
You should only need to use this option if you're testing fedup before the release is public.
- Remove any modifications made to bootloader configuration.
- Clean up everything written by fedup.
fedup --network 18
Upgrade to Fedora 18 by downloading all needed packages and data from the Fedora mirror system.
fedup --device --network 18
- Cancelled by user, failure writing files to disk, or other unknown error
- Failed to download/copy files from the given SOURCE
- RPM upgrade transaction test failed
Will Woods <wwoods [at] redhat.com>