Updating fedora 5 to fedora 6

Comment out the first baseurl line, the one that is two lines below [base]. [base] name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base baseurl= #baseurl= #mirrorlist= enabled=1 gpgcheck=0Save and exit.

You will need to have a few GB of free space on the target drive for this to work.What I'll do here is simply outline the steps that I've followed to get this working while referring to that article.I'll outline separately what I've done for each release. Their response in another thread to a member who was asking how to make yum work for an older version of Fedora was what got me thinking about this so I took a que from them and expanded on it Here's what I've got so far: This version of Fedora uses a file called /etc/(as they all do) but the repository configuration is done in this file, unlike later versions of Fedora where there are separate files in /etc/yum.repos.d.The stock /etc/looks like this: [main] cachedir=/var/cache/yum debuglevel=2 logfile=/var/log/pkgpolicy=newest distroverpkg=fedora-release tolerant=1 exactarch=1 [base] name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base #baseurl= Under the section [base], comment out the baseurl line and add the line that I've highlighted in red. You will only get one update, however, you should be able to install any software that is available through these repositories. If it doesn't work in the browser there may be a temporary availability issue. You will only get one update, however, you should be able to install any software that is available through these repositories.Note: The Fedora releases here, Fedora Core 1 through Fedora 12, are no longer supported or maintained, so they do not receive bug fixes or security updates. To obtain the latest, supported version of Fedora, please refer to the main download page,

For more information about Fedora's support cycle see the life cycle page, Cycle It has occurred to me that this guide may be mis-interpreted as a guide on how to install any software you want to install for older releases of Fedora. It is about being able to use yum for these older versions when the original repositories are long since closed.

[updates-released] name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates baseurl= #baseurl= #mirrorlist= enabled=1 gpgcheck=0Once you make the changes to these two files yum should magically begin working. You will be able to update your Fedora Core 3 system in accordance with the last updates available in these repositories. You will also be able to install any additional software that these repositories provide.

[base] name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base baseurl= #baseurl= #mirrorlist= enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora[updates-released] name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates baseurl= #baseurl= #mirrorlist= enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora[extras] name=Fedora Extras $releasever - $basearch baseurl= #baseurl= #mirrorlist= enabled=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-extras gpgcheck=1Save and exit the editor. It should work and you should be able to update your Fedora Core 4 system in accordance with the last updates available in these repositories. You will also be able to install any additional software that these repositories provide.

repo=updates-released-debug-fc$releasever&arch=$basearch enabled=0 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora [updates-source] name=Fedora Core $releasever - Updates Source #baseurl= mirrorlist=

repo=updates-released-source-fc$releasever&arch=$basearch enabled=0 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora[extras] name=Fedora Extras $releasever - $basearch baseurl= #baseurl= #mirrorlist= It should work and you should be able to yum update your Fedora 7 system in accordance with the last updates available in these repositories. You will also be able to install any additional software that these repositories provide. It should work and you should be able to yum update your Fedora 8 system in accordance with the last updates available in these repositories. You will also be able to install any additional software that these repositories provide.

Finally, open the file /etc/yum.repos.d/with your favorite text editor. [core] name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch baseurl= #baseurl= #mirrorlist=