Updating from fedora 9 to 10
Rawhide offers rolling releases in the sense that it always has the latest versions of packages, but it's by no means meant to be used as a day to day distro, it's really meant only for testing.Just live with this fact and stay up to date as long as the distro stayed around, using As a new version comes out, you'd manually do a fresh install and take care to copy any data and configurations forward to the new system. This tool essentially just collected your setups and the names of the packages you installed and would assist you in applying them to a new installation.See @Joel Davis' answer for this technique as well.NOTE: This is no longer an option starting with Fedora 18 though so you've been warned. New in Fedora 17/18 is a tool called Fed Up (FEDora UPgrader) which purports to do "dist-upgrades" similar to Debian/Ubuntu distros.update --- If run without any packages, update will update every currently installed package.
According to the Upgrading topic in the wiki, there was a method where you could put a DVD in your system for the next version of Fedora, and Anaconda would attempt to upgrade your system. su - setenforce 0 yum clean expire-cache yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update selinux-policy\* setenforce 1 Please ensure that this installs this version of the package: selinux-policy-3.12.1-117.fc20.noarch did you get errors ? warning: %post(wget-1.14-9.fc20.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 127 Non-fatal POSTIN scriptlet failure in rpm package wget-1.14-9.fc20.x86_64 Installing : lib XScrn Saver-1.2.2-6.fc20.x86_64 Kronolynx Lol, I think I misread the thread. When I try to update the vmware tools, I get errors (see attachments).So Debian is the complete opposite of a rolling release, Ubuntu as well. Here's the section of the wikipedia page that covers the use of development branches for standard release distros: The distinction between rolling release software distributions and development branches of standard release software distributions is often overlooked by users inexperienced with rolling distributions.