Fedora Core 5 - Easy to Upgrade?

Asked by R5 on 2007-04-18

Hi
I am currently running Fedora Core 5 on my laptop but I am considering switching to Ubuntu 7.04.

Loaded question -- Should this be a relatively smooth install/upgrade or should I not try it? If I do the install/upgrade will Ubuntu recognize all the installed apps that I currently have?

Thanks

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Heh, when I saw the title of this post I thought "am I on the wrong support system!?" :)

Short answer, no, you cant directly migrate (I wont say upgrade, that will likely annoy my mate bob-lad who runs Fedora on his PC). Fedora is a completely different distribution to Ubuntu. It has different package management, location of files, repositores and so on.

If you wanted to "migrate" from Fedora to Ubuntu then the best thing to do would be to backup your home directory and make a note of any applications you particularly need (over and above standard apps like firefox and openoffice) and do a clean install of Ubuntu, restore your home directory files, and then install the various applications you need. If you have a USB hard disk handy you could backup to that?

Sorry it's not a smoother transition.

Is there any reason you can't or don't want to upgrade to Fedora 6? Of course we would love to have you as a user of Ubuntu, but once you're on Linux they're all much the same, and if you have a lot of time and effort invested in your fedora install, you need to weigh up the effort required.

R5 (rborg) said : #2

Thanks for the information and honesty. There really is nothing wrong
w/Fedora Core 5 -- I actually like it very much, but I was thinking that
if Ubuntu & Fedora were compatible at this level, why not try?

Plus I like the "feel" of the Ubuntu community and
effort -- so I will continue to watch the various sites and maybe
participate.

But since they are not compatible, I will actually
wait for Fedora Core 7 which is due in a few weeks.

Thanks
again
Roger Borg

Alan Pope wrote:
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Your question #5199 on Ubuntu changed:
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https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/5199
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>
  Status: Open => Answered
>
> Alan Pope proposed the
following answer:
> Heh, when I saw the title of this post I
thought "am I on the wrong
> support system!?" :)
>
> Short answer, no, you cant directly migrate (I wont say
upgrade, that
> will likely annoy my mate bob-lad who runs Fedora
on his PC). Fedora is
> a completely different distribution to
Ubuntu. It has different package
> management, location of files,
repositores and so on.
>
> If you wanted to
"migrate" from Fedora to Ubuntu then the best thing to
>
do would be to backup your home directory and make a note of any
>
applications you particularly need (over and above standard apps like
> firefox and openoffice) and do a clean install of Ubuntu, restore
your
> home directory files, and then install the various
applications you
> need. If you have a USB hard disk handy you
could backup to that?
>
> Sorry it's not a smoother
transition.
>
> Is there any reason you can't or don't
want to upgrade to Fedora 6? Of
> course we would love to have you
as a user of Ubuntu, but once you're on
> Linux they're all much
the same, and if you have a lot of time and
> effort invested in
your fedora install, you need to weigh up the effort
>
required.
>
>
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