Upgraded! Fedora 8 (Werewolf) is installed!

And so the saga continues!

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install     98 Package(s)
Update    1092 Package(s)
Remove       2 Package(s)

Total download size: 1.3 G
Is this ok [y/N]: y

Resulted in:

$ cat /etc/*release
Fedora release 8 (Werewolf)
Fedora release 8 (Werewolf)
Fedora release 8 (Werewolf)

I did have a few problems, mostly things that were from non-fedora repositories. Once I cleared those up, all went well. Fedora 8 is beautiful.

A couple things to note. My ATI drivers seemed to stay in place and as horrible as ever for dual displays. I’m going to be trying xrandr as soon as I can find the open ATI drivers. Another is that I love to use vlc, but its in the livna repository and currently requires python 2.4, but Werewolf uses python 2.5. I guess I’ll have to get the src.rpm and rebuild it with python 2.5 as the requirement. I also noted that my mouse pad is currently not working, I’ll have to find out why the synaptics drivers stopped working.

Update: I’ve decided it might be useful to at least include a couple cool pictures of the new theme, so here you go.

fedora8-background.png fedora8-gimp.png fedora8-rsyslogviewer.png

Cheers,

Clint

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6 Responses to Upgraded! Fedora 8 (Werewolf) is installed!

  1. Thorsten leemhuis says:

    > I did have a few problems, mostly things that were from non-fedora repositories.
    > [...]
    > Another is that I love to use vlc, but its in the livna repository and currently
    > requires python 2.4, but Werewolf uses python 2.5

    That sounds to me as if you did something wrong — vlc in livna devel works fine on Fedora devel (which F8 still officially is).

    IOW: you have to use the Livna devel repos is you use Fedora Devel (what will become Fedora 8). Then vlc should work and updates should be smooth for those packages that you got from livna earlier, as livna provides up2date packages that work on rawhide.

  2. Béranger says:

    > my mouse pad is currently not working

    It’s the touchpad.

  3. Wow. The artwork does look pretty darn crisp.

    I’ll have to give it a spin. <——– pun!

    Gabe

  4. fabioedoardoluigialberto says:

    how to upgrade with yum in an easy and safe way?

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  6. David Tolo says:

    did you ever solve your touchpad issue? after doing yum update mine stopped working on a dell latitude d630

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