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Old 04-18-2007, 10:37 AM   #1
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I have 2007.0, how do I upgrade to 2007.1 (Spring) ?


addendum: I upgraded but something went wrong, please take a look at my last post, four or five down.

That is pretty much all that I want to know. I was going to just reinstall but my download collapsed at 95% probably becasue everyone else was downloading too. I just want to know if and how I can get to 2007.1 from 2007.

Thanks,

B.

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Old 04-18-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brjoon1021
That is pretty much all that I want to know. I was going to just reinstall but my download collapsed at 95% probably becasue everyone else was downloading too. I just want to know if and how I can get to 2007.1 from 2007.

Thanks,

B.
You could just add the required repositories then run as root urpmi --auto-select to upgrade your system. The links in my signature will help you to choose and add the locations you need.

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Old 04-18-2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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If you want the upgrade process to be completely automated, do
Code:
#urpmi --auto-select --auto
 
Old 04-18-2007, 08:07 PM   #4
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First remove your current media sources:
Code:
urpmi.removemedia -a
Then update your Internet media sources by following the directions at Easy URPMI. Finally, to update your system with a single command, do:
Code:
urpmi --auto-update --auto
Note: This will take quite some time.

HTH,
 
Old 04-18-2007, 11:04 PM   #5
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Thanks for your help!
 
Old 04-19-2007, 10:32 AM   #6
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Hey guys,

I upgraded to Spring and got the following output from the terminal:

"7 installation transactions failed:
openoffice.org = 2.0.3 is needed by (installed) openoffice.org-l10n-en_G B-2.0.3-5mdv2007.0.i586
amarok = 1:1.4.3-5mdv2007.0 is needed by (installed) amarok-engine-xine- 1.4.3-5mdv2007.0.i586
x11-driver-video-amd is needed by x11-driver-video-1.0.0-7mdv2007.1.i586
file /usr/share/apps/konqueror/kpartplugins/searchbar.desktop from insta ll of kdeaddons-3.5.6-3mdv2007.1 conflicts with file from package kdeaddons-sear chbar-3.5.4-3mdv2007.0
kdeaddons < 1:3.5.5 conflicts with kdeaddons-akregator-3.5.6-3mdv2007.1. i586
kdeaddons < 1:3.5.5 conflicts with kdeaddons-searchbar-3.5.6-3mdv2007.1. i586
x11-driver-video is needed by task-x11-2007.1-2mdv2007.1.noarch"



I upgraded as ernie described:

"First remove your current media sources:
Code:
urpmi.removemedia -a
Then update your Internet media sources by following the directions at Easy URPMI. Finally, to update your system with a single command, do:
Code:
urpmi --auto-update --auto
Note: This will take quite some time."

1. What do I need to do concerning the output?
2. The system is slower than smoke now. it can't even keep up with my typing. Any ideas? It was not slow before the upgrade, I am using KDE as before. Nothing has changed in my hardware which is way more than adequate. Something about the upgrade or something that was upgraded did not work right. The system feels like a Pentium 100 trying to run 2007.1.
 
Old 04-19-2007, 11:17 AM   #7
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Do the following
Code:
#rpm -e kdeaddons-searchbar kdeaddons-searchbar task-x11
After that try the upgrade again.
 
Old 04-19-2007, 12:34 PM   #8
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Thanks,

here was the output after "rpm -e kdeaddons-searchbar kdeaddons-searchbar task-x11":

"error: package kdeaddons-searchbar is not installed
error: package kdeaddons-searchbar is not installed
error: package task-x11 is not installed"

Last edited by brjoon1021; 04-19-2007 at 01:01 PM.
 
Old 04-19-2007, 02:18 PM   #9
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I am working on an article Installing Mandriva Linux which will describe several installation methods. It will take a few more days to get it as I want it. When I post it on my blog, I will post here.

Quote:
I upgraded to Spring and got the following output from the terminal:

"7 installation transactions failed:
openoffice.org = 2.0.3 is needed by (installed) openoffice.org-l10n-en_G B-2.0.3-5mdv2007.0.i586
amarok = 1:1.4.3-5mdv2007.0 is needed by (installed) amarok-engine-xine- 1.4.3-5mdv2007.0.i586
x11-driver-video-amd is needed by x11-driver-video-1.0.0-7mdv2007.1.i586
file /usr/share/apps/konqueror/kpartplugins/searchbar.desktop from insta ll of kdeaddons-3.5.6-3mdv2007.1 conflicts with file from package kdeaddons-sear chbar-3.5.4-3mdv2007.0
kdeaddons < 1:3.5.5 conflicts with kdeaddons-akregator-3.5.6-3mdv2007.1. i586
kdeaddons < 1:3.5.5 conflicts with kdeaddons-searchbar-3.5.6-3mdv2007.1. i586
x11-driver-video is needed by task-x11-2007.1-2mdv2007.1.noarch"
If time is critical, you can try this:
Code:
urpmi --allow force --auto-select
or this:
Code:
urpmi --allow nodeps --autoselect
Descriptions of these options to urpmi follow:
Quote:
--auto-select
Select all packages that can be upgraded, according to already
installed packages and packages listed in various registered media.
Quote:
--allow-nodeps
With this option, urpmi will ask the user on error whether it
should continue the installation without checking dependencies. By
default, urpmi exits immediately in this case.
Quote:
--allow-force
With this option, urpmi will ask the user on error whether it
should proceed to a forced installation. By default, urpmi exits
immediately in this case.
I have not used these combinations so proceed with caution. Alternatively, wait for my article.

HTH,
 
Old 04-19-2007, 03:33 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brjoon1021
Thanks,

here was the output after "rpm -e kdeaddons-searchbar kdeaddons-searchbar task-x11":

"error: package kdeaddons-searchbar is not installed
error: package kdeaddons-searchbar is not installed
error: package task-x11 is not installed"
My bad. You were supposed to do
Code:
#rpm -e kdeaddons
I also think it would be better to uninstall amarok and openoffice, then reinstall them later. It seems like Mandriva have changed dependencies in 2007.1 and this is causing the conflicts.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 01:57 AM   #11
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is it worth telling people that sometimes
doing an init level 3 give you a chance to do a
Quote:
urpmi --auto-update --auto
without as many services running.
that might help

the other obvious upgrade route:
torrent the cds or dvds, burn, insert, reboot, and use the graphical mode
to do an upgrade and watch txt details with
<alt><ctrl><f1 or F2>
<alt><ctrl><f7> to come back to graphical

Have /home in separate partition. Backup home before
upgrade if not sure about what one does
 
Old 04-21-2007, 02:08 AM   #12
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After several attempts, much coffee & no sleep I managed to do an URPMI upgrade to 2007.1 Spring the other night (my first successful URPMI upgrade! Woohoo!), & would definitely recommend using the --allow-force --auto-select combination (I believe I used it the other way around actually) in Terminal. It didn't solve the problem of bad signatures meaning I had to approve virtually every package individually, but did solve the dependency problem that had wasted many thousands of mB's of bandwidth before that, & was a damn sight quicker than waiting for the Free torrent to download! It also means that stuff like Acrobat reader & it's plugins are still installed from 2007, which is a boon.

My first few attempts were done using the Update tool in MCC, & either got stuck at some point or met with the "Problem in installation - Blah is required by Bleeurrghhh" message meaning I had to start all over again, again. In the end I booted up URPMI, which installed the sensible packages needed to upgrade (i.e. URPMI, Control Centre update tool, that sort of thing) first. After about 100 pressings of "y" then "Return" I got bored & tried the MCC update tool, & was pleasantly surprised to find it had already updated, & actually worked like it was supposed to, downloading & installing each package o set of related packages individually, rather than downloading everything first & installing it all at the same time, something my 'puter seems to take exception to! I still had to approve each package due to the Bad Signature issue, but it was less work than it would have been using terminal for all of it. Plus I'd rather watch a progress bar & click "Yes" every so often than watch a Terminal.

It took a bit of configuring & tweaking after that (mainly due to my own silliness & sleep deprivation I think!) after that, but has been well worth the effort - it really is a slick bit of kit so far. Not perfect (it's only a couple of days old after all!) but slick nonetheless - congratulations & some major respect to the Mandriva team on this one! Even Compiz works a treat, & doesn't blank about after 10 minutes like it did on 2007 (using XGL on a Nvidia 6600 graphics card - how pleased am I! Wobbly windows that work at last!).

As ever, please check out the Errata & Release Notes for known issues before posting on problems here.
 
Old 04-21-2007, 02:16 PM   #13
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I still have an unuseable mess. It is too slow to even fix it.
I did all of this after the original instuctions for the upgrade:
"My bad. You were supposed to do

Code:
#rpm -e kdeaddonsI also think it would be better to uninstall amarok and openoffice, then reinstall them later. It seems like Mandriva have changed dependencies in 2007.1 and this is causing the conflicts."

It is still awful. Any ideas? Any reason why this fiasco is preferrable to burning a DVD and reinstalling? Man, I just upgrade ubuntu 6.10 to 7.04 with the click of 2buttons without a hitch. Mandriva has been around for many, many more years...
 
Old 04-21-2007, 05:28 PM   #14
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Ubuntu also suffers from borked updates (just look at the reports of broken installations when upgrading from dapper to edgy). I personally would use urpmi if I did not want to download the dvd. One thing you can try is running the commands below (each as it is, in its own line without the # at the beginning).
Code:
#for i in `rpm -qa | grep -i kdeaddons`; do rpm -e --nodeps "$i";done
#for i in `rpm -qa | grep -i amarok`; do rpm -e --nodeps "$i";done
#for i in `rpm -qa | grep -i openoffice`; do rpm -e --nodeps "$i";done
#urpmi.update -a
#urpmi --auto-select --auto
If the upgrade is successful, then you would need to manually install amarok, openoffice and the kdeaddons packages.

Last edited by reddazz; 04-21-2007 at 05:30 PM.
 
Old 04-21-2007, 06:50 PM   #15
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This is what I got from the terminal after trying the first line:

"warning: waiting for transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000
error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm"
[user@localhost ~]$
 
  


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