As threatened after my last OS upgrade, I’m upgrading to FC4 relatively soon after its release. This time, the release notes are very clear about the easiest way to upgrade: install a single RPM (which basically tells yum to look for FC4 packages instead of FC3 packages), and then do yum upgrade.

I’m actually not quite doing that: since I’m not sure how long it will take to download all that stuff, I’m trying to do it piecemeal. Which is sort of a fun game: sometimes, if I want to upgrade a single package, it just upgrades that package plus maybe a handful of others, but sometimes it indirectly pulls in hundreds of other packages.

Unfortunately, there’s some sort of version problem with galeon, my web browser of choice. (It’s included in their ‘extras’; maybe they don’t rebuild those as frequently as they should?) So I’m using firefox for now, which is fine. And there’s some sort of dependency failure with certain java-related packages; I’m not sure what the deal is with that, but for now I don’t mind just removing the packages in question.

I expect that I’ll be doing this over the course of the next week or so; gives me something to do, I guess.

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