First impressions of a system update with yum

Jon Ciesla limb at
Thu May 31 17:28:26 UTC 2007

Doing one as we speak on a purely 32-bit system, will post back with results.

> Hi,
> Here are my very first impressions of a system update from FC6 to F7
> using yum. Note that I haven't "insisted" yet, but it's not looking
> good.
> First thought : Try "yum update" after updating fedora-release (and
> fedora-release-notes which it requires).
> No go, because some F7 updates are required to fix my system's upgrade
> path (in this case it's audacious-plugins which is newer in FC6 and
> requires an older version of curl).
> Second thought : I'll break down the transaction in smaller bits, which
> can only be a good thing. So "yum install kernel yum".
> No go, it stops about rpm-libs and rpm-devel still needing the FC6 rpm.
> Possibly a multiarch problem since it appears I have i386 rpm-libs and
> rpm-devel installed for some reason.
> Third thought : Try an even smaller transaction. "yum install kernel"
> No go, because it would update the x86_64 ncurses, which then conflicts
> with the older i386 ncurses. Possibly the same problem as the previous
> transaction.
> Current thought : do a "yum remove glibc.i686" to get rid of all 32bit
> packages before trying anything else. But this scares me a little,
> since last time I did this, many applications stopped working
> (segfaults inside gconv libs) until I upgraded all x86_64 glibc
> packages. Might work here since the F7 update will do so...
> Other current thought : To hell with it, format "/" and reinstall from
> DVD...
> Last current thought : This used to be much easier. I'm not an
> unexperienced user, and it's annoying for me, which is not a good sign.
> Oh, and I hate multilib, and most of all that one-arch-only proprietary
> flash plugin.
> Matthias
> --
> Clean custom Red Hat Linux rpm packages :
> Fedora release 7 (Moonshine) - Linux kernel 2.6.20-1.2952.fc6
> Load : 0.21 0.25 0.42
> --
> fedora-devel-list mailing list
> fedora-devel-list at

novus ordo absurdum

More information about the fedora-devel-list mailing list