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Old 05-15-2008, 09:07 PM   #1
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After updates can't get into the GUI... Fedora 8


My apologies to the Mods... I'm reposting this because I got no response in the Fedora forum at all... I'm deleting that one.

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I was doing some updates earlier on a pretty fresh installation of F8 (2 weeks old), now I can't use the machine.

Here's what's happened in order:

1) tried a complete update (yum update)
2) update kept failing on "kdebase", odd since I use Gnome and KDE isn't installed on any of my machines
3) tried updating one item at a time...seemed to be working, although it's obviously time-consuming.
4) Enabled NetworkManager, rebooted...

Now I get this:

Quote:
Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of diskspace. Try logging in with one of the failsafe sessions to see if you can fix this problem.
When I click the "view details" box, I get this:

Quote:
/usr/bin/ssh-agent: error while loading shared libraries: libcrypto.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I don't see an option for a (excuse the comparative phrase) "Safe Mode".

I do not know where to start. I'd appreciate any assistance.
 
Old 05-15-2008, 09:08 PM   #2
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Ok... Searched and Googled, ended up figuring out how to boot to Runlevel 3. I'm at the CLI.

Did this:

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rpm -Uhv download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/openssl-0.9.8b-17.fc8.i686.rpm
It was unsuccessful, although so much data went by and I have no scroll bar to see what all happened.

It basically said "libssl.so.7 is needed by..." MANY times, and listed several things that require it. Same for libcrypto.so.7.

Again, the problem I encounter on trying to log into the GUI says libcrypto.so.6, not "7".
 
Old 05-15-2008, 10:48 PM   #3
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try yum install libssl
 
Old 05-16-2008, 03:33 AM   #4
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try yum install libssl
Tried it...got this response.

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No package libssl available
 
Old 05-16-2008, 03:41 AM   #5
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Tried it...got this response.
try libcrypto, or openssl
 
Old 05-16-2008, 03:53 AM   #6
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try libcrypto, or openssl
Had already tried openssl...

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Package openssl - 0.9.8g-6.fc9.i686 is already installed.
Nothing to do
Tried updating it...

Quote:
Could not find update match for openssl
No packages marked for Update
For "yum install libcrypto" I get

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No package libcrypto available.
Is this a problem with needing the repos updated? I just thought of that.
 
Old 05-16-2008, 04:05 AM   #7
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Had already tried openssl...



Tried updating it...



For "yum install libcrypto" I get



Is this a problem with needing the repos updated? I just thought of that.
have you ran yum update?
 
Old 05-16-2008, 04:12 AM   #8
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have you ran yum update?
Yes... in short, it fails.

I'll try to capture it and post it tomorrow, at least the relevant part. It seems to be going ok, but it fails before actually installing anything. It was doing that even before the GUI problem started.

Is there a way to exclude the parts that I know are going to fail?

Back to the original post, why is it trying to get things for "kdebase" when KDE is not installed on my machine?
 
Old 05-16-2008, 04:16 AM   #9
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Yes... in short, it fails.

I'll try to capture it and post it tomorrow, at least the relevant part. It seems to be going ok, but it fails before actually installing anything. It was doing that even before the GUI problem started.

Is there a way to exclude the parts that I know are going to fail?

Back to the original post, why is it trying to get things for "kdebase" when KDE is not installed on my machine?
I think there is something wrong with your repositories
 
Old 05-16-2008, 04:21 AM   #10
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I think there is something wrong with your repositories
My yum.conf hasn't been updated at all...

Maybe I need to add to it???
 
Old 05-16-2008, 12:44 PM   #11
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My yum.conf hasn't been updated at all...

Maybe I need to add to it???
I think you might want to try a clean install and see if it still does it after that
 
Old 05-16-2008, 12:55 PM   #12
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You stated that you are running F8, however yum errored with:

Package openssl - 0.9.8g-6.fc9.i686 is already installed.

What other fc9 packages are you running?

The problem you were getting with:
Quote:
rpm -Uhv download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/openssl-0.9.8b-17.fc8.i686.rpm
is that you are trying to install an older version of a package that is already installed. A force install may fix things.

Code:
rpm --force -Uhv download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/openssl-0.9.8b-17.fc8.i686.rpm
Forrest

Last edited by forrestt; 05-16-2008 at 12:58 PM.
 
Old 05-16-2008, 01:26 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by forrestt View Post
You stated that you are running F8, however yum errored with:

Package openssl - 0.9.8g-6.fc9.i686 is already installed.

What other fc9 packages are you running?

The problem you were getting with:


is that you are trying to install an older version of a package that is already installed. A force install may fix things.

Code:
rpm --force -Uhv download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/openssl-0.9.8b-17.fc8.i686.rpm
Forrest
To my knowledge, I'm not running any Fedora 9 packages. I have only done Yum updates, and haven't really added any software other than reinstalling Totem to play DVDs.

I'll try what you've suggested. Maybe I will have to reinstall.
 
Old 05-16-2008, 01:39 PM   #14
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To get a list of fc9 packages you are using you can run:

Code:
rpm -qa | grep fc9 |more
If there are a bunch of them, your yum repos need to be fixed, and you will have to force install the fc8 packages for each one. You shouldn't need to reinstall.

HTH

Forrest
 
Old 05-16-2008, 02:07 PM   #15
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To get a list of fc9 packages you are using you can run:

Code:
rpm -qa | grep fc9 |more
If there are a bunch of them, your yum repos need to be fixed, and you will have to force install the fc8 packages for each one. You shouldn't need to reinstall.

HTH

Forrest
I tried force-installing that package, it just came back with "libssl.so.7 is needed by (installed)..." and listed several packages. Also did the same thing with libcrypto.so.7.

Running "rpm -qa | grep fc9 |more" listed over a page worth of stuff.

For some reason I'm having trouble mounting my USB stick, maybe it's because I'm in CLI-only using runlevel 3. Otherwise I'd pipe the results into a text file and post it here.

Here's my yum.conf:

Quote:
[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum
keepcache=0
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
exactarch=1
obsoletes=1
gpgcheck=1
plugins=1
metadata_expire=1800
installonly_limit=2

# PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
# in /etc/yum.repos.d
In "/etc/yum.repos.d", I do have 9 .repo files listed.
 
  


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