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Old 05-16-2005, 07:28 PM   #1
heineken1985
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up2date freezes


I'm having a really annoying problem. I just installed Fedora Core 3 and when I log in it says that there are over 700 updates available. I'm sure I don't need most of them, but, the newest kernel for example is something that I want to install. But, up2date freezes every single time i run it. If i download a single update file and try to update the system it freezes as well. I don't know what else to do. Anything I try to do, it freezes. I have 512mb ram so I'm sure thats not the problem. What could be the problem?? Why won't it update anything?

thank you
 
Old 05-16-2005, 08:10 PM   #2
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Switch to yum for your initial updates, if not all updates.

When the number of updates crossed about 300, I noticed that up2date would not function correctly. FYI, up2date is a yum-style updating approach. Yum in FC3 is preconfigured to use the fedora update mirrors, but you can add your own repository mirrors to /etc/yum.repos.d or to /etc/yum.conf.

From the terminal/command line:

# log in as root user

yum update kernel
# reboot

yum update xorg-x11
# log out and log back in

yum update
# go to bed, itís going to take a while

For more info, run:

man yum
 
Old 05-16-2005, 08:23 PM   #3
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thanks for the quick reply, i'll try it overnight tonight
 
Old 05-18-2005, 05:11 PM   #4
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hmm

i updated the kernel, and everything went without any problems, but when I tried updating xorg-x11 I get the following error:

[root@localhost ~]# yum update xorg-x11
Setting up Update Process
Setting up Repos
base 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
updates-released 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
base : ################################################## 2852/2852
primary.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 379 kB 00:01
MD Read : ################################################## 978/978
updates-re: ################################################## 978/978
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package xorg-x11.x86_64 0:6.8.2-1.FC3.13 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: xorg-x11 = 6.8.1-12 for package: xorg-x11-Xvfb
--> Processing Dependency: xorg-x11 = 6.8.1-12 for package: xorg-x11-Xnest
--> Processing Dependency: xorg-x11-libs = 6.8.2-1.FC3.13 for package: xorg-x11
--> Processing Dependency: xorg-x11 = 6.8.1 for package: xorg-x11-xdm
--> Processing Dependency: xorg-x11-xfs = 6.8.2-1.FC3.13 for package: xorg-x11
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package xorg-x11-xdm.x86_64 0:6.8.2-1.FC3.13 set to be updated
---> Package xorg-x11-Xvfb.x86_64 0:6.8.2-1.FC3.13 set to be updated
---> Package xorg-x11-libs.x86_64 0:6.8.2-1.FC3.13 set to be updated
---> Package xorg-x11-Xnest.x86_64 0:6.8.2-1.FC3.13 set to be updated
---> Package xorg-x11-xfs.x86_64 0:6.8.2-1.FC3.13 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check

Dependencies Resolved
Transaction Listing:
Update: xorg-x11.x86_64 0:6.8.2-1.FC3.13 - updates-released

Performing the following to resolve dependencies:
Update: xorg-x11-Xnest.x86_64 0:6.8.2-1.FC3.13 - updates-released
Update: xorg-x11-Xvfb.x86_64 0:6.8.2-1.FC3.13 - updates-released
Update: xorg-x11-libs.x86_64 0:6.8.2-1.FC3.13 - updates-released
Update: xorg-x11-xdm.x86_64 0:6.8.2-1.FC3.13 - updates-released
Update: xorg-x11-xfs.x86_64 0:6.8.2-1.FC3.13 - updates-released
Total download size: 20 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Check Error: file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/compose.dir from install of xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.FC3.13 conflicts with file from package xorg-x11-libs-6.8.1-12
file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/XLC_LOCALE from install of xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.FC3.13 conflicts with file from package xorg-x11-libs-6.8.1-12
file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias from install of xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.FC3.13 conflicts with file from package xorg-x11-libs-6.8.1-12
file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.dir from install of xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.FC3.13 conflicts with file from package xorg-x11-libs-6.8.1-12

anyone have any idea what the problem is and how I can work around this problem?

thanks!
 
Old 05-18-2005, 05:21 PM   #5
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Try "yum update" without any other parameters.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 06:53 PM   #6
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It looks like you may have run into a problem associated with the internationalization language engine (iiimf) update, or more correctly stated, the update that has not happened yet. As reddazz pointed out, doing all remaining updates should resolve the problem.

The only reason I suggested doing xorg-x11 separately is because of serious problems I have historically run into involving updating X along with everything else.

If you still want to try updating X before the bulk of the updates, you could probably run:

yum update iiimf-server
yum update xorg-x11

The iiimf-server update will probably trigger the update of all iiimf components.


Normally, I do the initial updates after a fresh FC3 install using apt-get, because it is a bit more powerful updater than yum/up2date and it rarely runs into anything it cannot resolve. It also seems to get the job done faster than yum.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 08:02 PM   #7
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And, after looking at the yum manual, you might want to add a -y option and use "upgrade" instead of "update." "Upgrade" and "update" are almost the same, but "upgrade" can get you newer major versions.

The '-y" might let you get to sleep earlier.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 10:39 PM   #8
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thanks for the tips, i'll give it a try either later tonight or tomorrow morning, i'll check back if i have more problems
 
  


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