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Sunday, February 7 • 11:30 - 12:10
System Upgrades: past, present, and future

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Fedora 23 includes a new `dnf system-upgrade` tool for system upgrades. So what happened to `fedup`? Or `preupgrade`? Why do we keep changing upgrade tools? And why are upgrades so difficult?

This talk will explain how system upgrades work in Fedora and RHEL, how they worked in the past, how other distributions or operating systems handle upgrades, what went wrong with `anaconda`, `preupgrade`, and `fedup`, and discuss possible future developments for easier, more reliable system upgrades.

Project page: https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

Speakers
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Will Woods

Project Weldr Tech Lead, Red Hat
Will is in his 15th year at Red Hat, where everyone is tired of hearing him talk about throwing out RPM and starting over. He does a lot of stuff with installation, upgrades, and image building, and enjoys sneaking hotdog-themed artwork into Fedora wherever he can.


Sunday February 7, 2016 11:30 - 12:10
a. D105 (300 places)

Attendees (67)