Online Upgrade To Mageia 7

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Online Upgrade To Mageia 7

Postby Germ » Apr 26th, '20, 03:41

I just did an online upgrade to Mageia 7 from Mageia 6.

It went absolutely perfect. Great job Developers!

Thank you! :mrgreen:
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Re: Online Upgrade To Mageia 7

Postby Erik » Jun 5th, '20, 17:13

Dear Germ,

some time ago I did the same. Everything worked out of the box! The same as with you. but some time later I noticed that the update left a lot of orphans. I removed them all with "urpme --auto-orphans" or something like this. There was no damage at all. So it is possible that you can gain some space on your disk as well.

Greetings,

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Re: Online Upgrade To Mageia 7

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 5th, '20, 17:58

Erik wrote:but some time later I noticed that the update left a lot of orphans.

The update does not care about orphans, and you shouldn't probably, neither.

If you care about disk space, you're better of checking actual space consumption on disk via e.g.
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du -mx /|sort -rn|head -100

or sorting installed packages by size, and going through the biggest packages if you really need them.
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rpm -qa --queryformat '%{size} %{name}\n' | sort -rn | head -100
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Re: Online Upgrade To Mageia 7

Postby Erik » Jun 6th, '20, 11:44

Thanbk you, Doktor, for your "magical formulas". I have saved this mail in my folder "Tweaks".

The orphans I mentioned, were all from Mageia 6, so there was no risk discarding them. Once before I discarded some "orphans" after checking if they really were orphans. Most were not. But in this case it was easy.

Thank you again.

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Re: Online Upgrade To Mageia 7

Postby benmc » Jun 9th, '20, 05:33

Germ wrote:I just did an online upgrade to Mageia 7 from Mageia 6.

It went absolutely perfect. Great job Developers!

Thank you! :mrgreen:

Great, Just in time to upgrade to Mga8 - ;)

see you on the testing circuit
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