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Old 08-19-2008, 10:11 AM   #1
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Another Fedora 9/yum problem


I seem to be stuck half way between Fedora 8 and Fedora 9. I don't know how to go forwards or backwards. Currently the error I am getting is:

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--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: glibc-common = 2.7-2 is needed by package glibc
Error: Missing Dependency: perl(:MODULE_COMPAT_5.8.8) is needed by package perl-Module-Pluggable
 
Old 08-20-2008, 03:29 AM   #2
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? what repo's do you have enabled ( lvina, or freshrpms or none). also a fresh install is the best way to upgrade .
also what is your hardware and can it run fedora 9 , not all systems can.

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Old 08-21-2008, 12:19 AM   #3
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# yum repolist
repo id repo name status
adobe-linux-i386 Adobe Systems Incorporated enabled
fedora Fedora 9 - i386 enabled
updates Fedora 9 - i386 - Updates enabled

The computer is a Dell GX150 PIII 1Ghz. It is rather old, but I assumed it would be ok. It is headless, and I don't do any multimedia with it, mostly LAMP type stuff.

I upgraded Fedora 5 -> 6 -> 7 -> 8 using yum with no problem. This is the first real problem I have had. I feel silly for asking, but is it possible to do a fresh install in place, without moving all my personal files off and putting them back later?
 
Old 08-21-2008, 01:20 AM   #4
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it looks like your machine is to old for the new xorg in fedora 9
if you are installing in text mode and are going to run a headless server , maybe a fresh install might work but no GUI .
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I feel silly for asking, but is it possible to do a fresh install in place, without moving all my personal files off and putting them back later?
only if you made a partition for data . For example
/dev/sdb3 is a 130 gig partition for my data and
/dev/sdb6 is / where fedora is installed -- 30 gig
 
Old 08-22-2008, 01:58 PM   #5
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Wow, so I have a system that works, I just can't add, remove, or update any packages on it. I can fix it by reinstall, but then I lose all my personal files (or have to back them up in order to not lose them). It looks like Linux has a long way to go before it is usable by the common man.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 04:18 PM   #6
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Wow, so I have a system that works, I just can't add, remove, or update any packages on it.
not at all on fedora and like systems there is a very nice program called "yum" to add/remove rpm packages .Example:
Code:
su -
yum install gimp
that installs The Gnu Image Manipulation Program ( The Gimp)
or
Code:
su -
yum update
that updates the system
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or have to back them up in order to not lose them
THAT IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA NOMATTER IF YOU RUN XP,VISTA,MAC,LINUX
having back up dvd's or on an external drive will save the day
if win. gets a nasty virus then reinstall and but the data bask from dvd's
if Linux gets rootkited same thing .
 
Old 08-23-2008, 12:25 AM   #7
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not at all on fedora and like systems there is a very nice program called "yum" to add/remove rpm packages .Example:
It was yum that got me into trouble. I can't even do a simple yum update now. Once you switch to the fc9 repositories with
Code:
rpm -Uhv ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/9/Everything/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-*.noarch.rpm
you can't go back to 8, even if 9 doesn't work. I don't think you can even revert back to the fc8 repositories.
Code:
rpm -i rpm -Uhv ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Everything/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-*.noarch.rpm

        package fedora-release-notes-9.0.0-1.noarch (which is newer than fedora-release-notes-8.0.0-3.noarch) is already installed
        package fedora-release-9-2.noarch (which is newer than fedora-release-8-3.noarch) is already installed
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THAT IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA NOMATTER IF YOU RUN XP,VISTA,MAC,LINUX
having back up dvd's or on an external drive will save the day
if win. gets a nasty virus then reinstall and but the data bask from dvd's
if Linux gets rootkited same thing .
No one is arguing that you shouldn't do backups. But in reality, most people don't because it is a hassle. In Windows, the default is not to overwrite your personal files when you do a reinstall, but Fedora doesn't seem to have that option. Most people who use Linux are power users, and probably a good many of them do backups like they should, but imo Linux needs to be a little more forgiving if it is to ever become mainstream.
 
  


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