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Unable to upgrade Fedora 28 to Rawhide

asked 2018-07-18 01:06:45 -0600

PavelB gravatar image

I followed the instructions at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DNFsystemupgrade attempting to upgrade to rawhide, except using sudo dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=rawhide --allowerasing --nogpgcheck. This tells me it ran succesfully and that I can upgrade with sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot.

However, that doesn't actually upgrade my system. It says that it's preparing to start the upgrade for a short while, before restarting and booting back into F28.

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Upgrade errors are logged, run journalctl as root, type /dnf, press Enter (this will search for dnf), then End (this will get you to the end of logs) and keep on using Shift+N (this will search for previous match, while N searches for next match) until you find upgrade logs and culprit.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-07-18 03:57:00 -0600 )edit

@ozeszty I found several segfaults logged. I have no idea what to do with this information though...

PavelB gravatar imagePavelB ( 2018-07-19 22:30:45 -0600 )edit

It's best to report issues to bugzilla, though right after the mass rebuild there might be more issues then usual, so maybe firstly try upgrading again.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-07-24 16:51:04 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-07-18 04:51:02 -0600

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Interestingly These rawhide system upgrade instructions state that "This method may fail if there are upgrade path issues (newer packages in stable or than Rawhide), or broken dependencies."

Personally I've switched to rawhide many times and have always just done a dnf update or disto-sync after having installed the release packages and enabling/disabling the appropriate repos.

Basically These instructions should do the trick. Make sure you do the actual upgrade from a console, and not a terminal on your desktop. If something hangs the desktop you can be stuck with a partially updated system.

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Thank you! Unfortunatly for me, my computer did crash during the upgrade, and distro-sync now gives Problem: The operation would result in removing the following protected packages: systemd, systemd-udev. Do you know how to resolve that?

PavelB gravatar imagePavelB ( 2018-07-20 00:04:31 -0600 )edit

Also, dnf ugprade gives me a traceback.

PavelB gravatar imagePavelB ( 2018-07-20 00:05:38 -0600 )edit

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