Fedora 9 -> Fedora 10
- Check the Fedora 10 Installation Guide and Fedora 10 Release Notes
fedora-release packages can be found at
- GDM starts on tty1 by default, not tty7.
- anaconda by default now refers to encrypted devices by UUID, not by device name, to better handle device name changes. An encrypted device using partition
/dev/sda1 with UUID
12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012 would now be called
/dev/mapper/luks-12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012 instead of
/dev/mapper/luks-sda1. You may wish to make the same changes on your system on upgrade; if you do, make sure to run
- If you use non-root encrypted devices, you will need to re-run
mkinitrd for any older kernels that you want to still boot on the system.
- It's been reported that there are problems with Pidgin i.e.:
pidgin-2.5.2-2.fc9.i386 from installed has depsolving problems - Error: Missing Dependency: libedataserver-1.2.so.9 is needed by package pidgin-2.5.2-2.fc9.i386 (installed)
- the fix was to remove Pidgin
Fedora 8 -> Fedora 9
- Check the Installer section in Release Notes)
- After "the incident" you should use updated fedora-release packages from
rpm -Uvh ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/updates/9/i386.newkey/fedora-release-*.noarch.rpm
- If you are running as a
xen Host (Dom0) you should not upgrade to Fedora 9. 
- Upgrading the thunderbird package will fail . The current workaround is
yum remove thunderbird; yum install thunderbird>.
- If you are upgrading to Fedora 9 and use
emacs, you must upgrade to the latest version of
emacs for your prior release to ensure a clean upgrade. Fedora 8 users must have
emacs-22.1-10.fc8 or later, while Fedora 7 users must have
emacs-22.1-7.fc7. Bug report here .
- Due to the switch from sysvinit to Upstart , it is recommended that users who do an upgrade on a live filesystem to Fedora 9 reboot soon afterwards. If you do not reboot, you may want to take careful note of any '/etc/inittab.rpmsave' or '/etc/inittab.rpmnew' files. When rebooting after an upgrade then be aware that sysvinit that was used to start the system can't be used to shut it down.
- You may find that after upgrading, you can no longer log in to GNOME. If this is the case, use ctrl-alt-F1 to access command prompt, then check the tail of .xsession-errors. If you see a comment like "(named color or font does not exist)", then you may be able to fix this using http://matthew.peach.net.nz/2008/05/18/how-to-fix-badname-named-color-or-font-does-not-exist-error/.