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Old 05-29-2010, 07:03 AM   #1
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Gnome Error in Fedora 13 Upgrade from Fedora 11


I upgraded my Fedora 11 installation to Fedora 13. The upgrade was successful, but some of the gnome commands are giving strange error.

[saurav@xion] ~ $ gnome-appearance-properties
gnome-appearance-properties: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/ undefined symbol: g_utf8_skip

[saurav@xion] ~ $ gnome-keyboard-properties
gnome-keyboard-properties: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/ undefined symbol: g_ascii_table

All path etc. are set correct.
Any pointers to resolve the issue will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Old 05-29-2010, 11:10 PM   #2
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Was your Fedora11 32 or 64bit? How did you upgrade?
You may have to install Fedora13 from scratch as you're jumping 2 versions.
Old 05-30-2010, 10:45 PM   #3
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Yes, even my Fedora 11 was a x86_64 bit. Is there no workaround other than reinstalling from scratch ?
Old 05-31-2010, 04:06 AM   #4
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Not sure of any solution to your problem - on my clean install of Fedora 13 those commands work 100%.

As per post #2, generally upgrading Fedora from an older version is not something recommended, as usually something will break - even the Fedora Project recommends (see rather backing up your system and doing a clean install.

An upgrade install via yum does work, however, on a more customized install (that is not your typical Fedora installation) you are bound to run into problems.

I recommend you back up everything of importance and re-install your machine.
Old 05-31-2010, 11:19 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot for the replies. I finally did as suggested by you guys. Took backup and did a fresh install. Now everything is working fine.



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