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Re: FC1 -> FC2 Update: DISASTER!!!

i've about decided the only way to upgrade isn't to upgrade but to have a
partition for /home (that you don't touch) and to a clean install every
time. i'll gladly send 4 hours downloading/install programs
than 4 days trying to fix them afterwards.

--just a novice.

----- Original message -----
From: "Panu Matilainen" <pmatilai welho com>
To: danthurman postmail net, "For users of Fedora Core releases"
<fedora-list redhat com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 09:44:00 +0300 (EEST)
Subject: Re: FC1 -> FC2 Update: DISASTER!!!

On Thu, 3 Jun 2004, Dan Thurman wrote:
> Folks,
> Ok...  I have come to the conclusion that upgrading
> from FC1 to FC2 is a disaster.  DO NOT DO IT UNLESS
> YOU WANT TO WASTE YOUR TIME or if you want to spend
> time finding and repairing the mess!
> GNOME fails MISERABLY!  The sounds system is MISERABLY
> installed and DOES NOT WORK. It is a FREAKING MESS!!!
> Proof:
> Starting login process in GNOME results:
> 1) xprop -root | grep XKB
>    gconfigtool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/perhiperals/keyboard/xkb

The upgrade doesn't seem to handle the XFree86 -> X.org conversion 
properly. This has been covered in several places already: look for 
XkbRules line in the X config, change the "xfree86" string to "xorg" and 
these should be gone.

> 2) "An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for 
> gnome_segv. Some of your configuration settings may not work properly.
> (the screen froze up and cannot do a damn thing except reboot)

Hmm. Didn't happen to me but...

> 3) Unable to access /dev/dsp (warning message)
> NO FREAKING SOUND!  NOTE: ALSA is NOT installed in the usual places as taken 
> from the ALSA Organization. It is a REDHAT configuration. DUH!!

At least on my system the only "problem" with sound was that ALSA starts 
with sound muted. Just turn up volume and it should work (at least did
me, without any added fiddling with the config)

> 4) Updates from FC2 says there is a PHP ready for upgrade but the freaking 
> dependency thing says that installing it WILL BREAK SEVERAL (MANY MANY)
> DEPENDENCIES thoughout the entire system!!!  What is the point of upgrading 
> this?

First of all make sure that you don't have any pointers to FC1 
repositories, those can cause breakage. Once you've done that, if the 
errors still persist we'd need to see exact error messages to see what's 
the problem. Eg what exactly are you using to update 
the system: yum/up2date/apt..? 

	- Panu -

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