Mageia’s upgrade script vs FedUp

If you are running a rolling-release distribution, this short article will likely be of no use to you, but if you are running an installation of Mageia 2, you’ll learn that is brings good tidings, when it comes to upgrading an existing installation of Mageia.

But before we get to Mageia, let’s spend one paragraph and a screen shot spot on Fedora.

Before the release of Fedora 18 (see Fedora 18 review), the method of upgrading to a newer edition (of Fedora) was not exactly elegant. It worked, but it was not pain-free, even relatively. Starting from Fedora 18, however, upgrading from Fedora 17 (the only version supported by the new upgrade script) to Fedora 18 got a lot easier and user-friendly. It involves installing FedUp (the upgrade script), rebooting the computer and selecting the entry for FedUp on the boot menu. FedUp does the rest.
Upgrade Fedora 17 to 18 FedUp

Same story with Mageia. Currently, the upgrade process is similar to the old method of upgrading Fedora. However, by the time Mageia 3 hits a download mirror near you, upgrading from an older version to Mageia 3 will be just like the FedUp upgrade process.

The script or tool that will make that possible is called mageia-prepare-upgrade. Like FedUp, it has to be installed, then the computer rebooted. The boot menu will have a new entry shown in the boot menu. The script takes it form there. Mageia’s upgrade script is still a work in progress, so stay tuned for any updates.
Msgeia Prepare Upgrade

Related Posts

Fedora 13 review Fedora 13 is the latest update to the Redhat-sponsored, RPM-based Linux distribution. It has long held a reputation of being a testbed for features t...
How to get back that friendly desktop look on Mageia 2 GNOME 3 GNOME 3, KDE, LXDE and E17 are four complete desktop environments available during the installation of Mageia 2, the latest release of the Linux distr...
Fedora 23 KDE screenshots Fedora 23 is the latest edition of the Fedora Linux distribution, released just this week. The first screenshots from a Fedora 23 test installation...
Disk Encryption in Fedora 16 No distribution's installer makes setting up disk encryption as easy as Anaconda, the Fedora system installer. And that has not changed in Fedora 16, ...
Regarding Fedora 19 kernel upgrades and VirtualBox kernel modules My main desktop computer is powered by Fedora 19 on which I run at least a dozen guest operating systems using VirtualBox. VirtualBox is my favori...
Fedora 23 Cinnamon preview The Cinnamon Desktop will be the newest desktop environment with its own Fedora installation image when Fedora 23 is released late next month. Tha...

We Recommend These Vendors and Free Offers

ContainerizeThis 2016 is a free, 2-day conference for all things containers and big data. Featured, will be presentations and free, hands-on workshops. Learn more at ContainerizeThis.com

Launch an SSD VPS in Europe, USA, Asia & Australia on Vultr's KVM-based Cloud platform starting at $5:00/month (15 GB SSD, 768 MB of RAM).

Deploy an SSD Cloud server in 55 seconds on DigitalOcean. Built for developers and starting at $5:00/month (20 GB SSD, 512 MB of RAM).

Want to become an expert ethical hacker and penetration tester? Request your free video training course of Online Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

Whether you're new to Linux or are a Linux guru, you can learn a lot more about the Linux kernel by requesting your free ebook of Linux Kernel In A Nutshell.


2 Comments

  1. When I initially commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments
    are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment
    is added I recieve 4 emails with the same comment.
    Perhaps there is an easy method you are able to remove me from that
    service? Cheers!

    • Sorry, but your email is not on the list of post comment subscribers. Did you use the same email as the one you used to post this comment?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*