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Up up [upgrade] and away

So, as with any distro release, the recent Mageia 2 announcement means that I have a few boxes to upgrade. With one of my boxes however, the upgrade is somewhat more complicated as I wanted to switch from 32-bit to 64 bit. Now, with the benefit of hindsight (or with a bit of basic thought before hand) I can say that a re-install of the box would have likely been several orders of magnitude easier, but I like to push boundaries so I opted to do an in-place urpmi upgrade while switching architectures. Read on if you'd like to bask in the glow of this experience!