FC6 to F7 yum update

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
Wed Nov 28 16:39:17 UTC 2007

Graeme Hilton wrote:
> Going back to try the upgrade; I installed (had to force) the
> fedora-release-7-3 and fedora-release-notes packages.  I had to manually
> edit the fedora-core.repo file to disable the old base and updates
> repositories.
> yum update rpm\* yum\* does not get me anywhere new.  I still have the
> dependency problem with python.  The new yum wants python 2.5, at least
> 3 packages require python(abi)=2.4 and have no upgrade that will take
> them to python 2.5 (as far as I can tell).

I had similar problems upgrading my FC5 to F8.  In order to finish it, I
had to remove those packages with no upgrade paths.  They either came
from obsolete repos, or were obsolete themselves.  A couple of them
really confused me.  But, so far, I was able to complete my upgrade, and
I've been able to re-install of couple of the removed packages
afterwards anyways (like mythmusic).

> I can post the contents of my yum.repos.d directory if that would help.

Try removing the packages with no upgrade paths first.  you can always
re-install them again if you need them (at least that's the theory).

Posting the specific errors and packages that won't upgrade is probably
more help to us at this point.

> --Graeme Hilton

Kevin J. Cummings
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