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3rd-party package conflict in upgrade of RedHat?

If you have a full backup of your data, it's probably better for you to wipe 
and start with a fresh install. Or buy a hard drive. They're cheap, and you 
could see if you like fc2 so much that you'd rather stick with your fresh 
install than doing an "upgrade".

You're probably going to lose browser bookmarks, KDE preferences, etc. anyway 
due to such a big version jump. All you would probably be able to salvage 
would be your actual files. That's as simple to restore as a recursive cp of 
the appropriate files.

Or, you could ignore that advice, and just know you may break some packages 
when taking a version jump, and you can fix whatever problems come up when 
those happen. You can always dump your entire list of packages with rpm 
before your install, and compare it against the new system to see what might 
have been yanked out.

On Friday 23 July 2004 14:02, Greg Rundlett wrote:
> I'm upgrading from rh8 to fc2 and the install warns me that there are
> 3rd-party packages installed which overlap with packages included in
> fc2.  If I wish to continue this may cause the packages to not work
> properly or other system stability issues.  It tells me to see the
> Release Notes for more information, but I read the release notes and
> there is not mention of this circumstance.  I wish it would tell me more
> about *which* packages are concerned.
> Unable to find any relevant info on google, I'm thinking it might just
> solve itself if I upgrade to RedHat 9, then FC2.
> I don't want to do a fresh install, because I'm not at all versed in
> restoring all my personal data and preferences, and don't want to hassle
> with it.  I do have a backup of my data in case there are problems.
> Does anyone know how I would find out which 3rd-party packages FC2 is
> concerned with -- so that I might then uninstall them before the upgrade?

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