Fedora 11 Hint

Hmm..  Haven’t written anything in a while, but time for something new…

This is a simple entry.  I upgraded to Fedora 11 tonight and then immediately ran ‘yum update’.  I ran into two issues:  First the upgrade had elected not to install the fc11 yum package because my fc10 package was a newer version.  The problem was that yum wouldn’t run after the upgrade.  This was resolved easily enough by forcing the installation of the fc11 yum package.

The second problem was that you need to install ‘yum-plugins-fastestmirror’ to get reasonable download performance for updated packages.  Do this before you run ‘yum update'; saves lots of time.

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