Notes on using the pre-upgrade method to go from Fedora 14 to 16 (yes, it's risky to skip a version). The reason for my upgrade is that Fedora 14 is now at end-of-life, I'd like to get FEniCS working, and some of the new spins look pretty cool.
One of the things I had to manually fix after reboot was the TexLive development repo (only 60% complete, estimated for Fedora 17). I had this activated to get the IJ4UQ styles to work.
yum remove texlive-release
rpm -i http://jnovy.fedorapeople.org/texlive/packages.f16/texlive-release.noarch.rpm
Manually remove some old conflicting packages (some from Fedora 12, yikes! I'm a lazy sys-admin).
List the repositories to make sure everything is pointing at the correct release version.
Sync things up.
I got this error:
grubby fatal error: unable to find a suitable template. According to the forum I did,
mv /boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/grub.conf.old
yum reinstall kernel
yum clean all && yum install texlive
The other problem I ran in to was with the
hwloc package. I had to downgrade it to the 1.2.1 version, the 1.3 version seems to be missing the shared library needed by