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Transaction Check error - upgrading fedora 16 to 17

asked 2014-01-28 06:29:13 -0500

contactanant gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 07:57:35 -0500

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I am currently on Fedora 16. I am planning to update to 17 so that I can then use Fedup for upgrading to Fedora 20

I am using following link for upgrade

I am doing yum update using yum --releasever=17 --disableplugin=presto distro-sync --skip-broken all other prerequisite have been done.

Transaction Check Error:
  file /usr/lib64/ from install of xz-libs-5.1.2-1alpha.fc17.x86_64 conflicts with file from package lib64lzma5-5.1.2-0.alpha.1.x86_64
  file /usr/lib64/ from install of xcb-util-keysyms-0.3.8-3.fc17.x86_64 conflicts with file from package xcb-util-0.3.6-2.fc15.x86_64
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answered 2014-01-28 07:58:01 -0500

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updated 2014-01-28 07:59:01 -0500

Where is the package lib64lzma5 coming from? If I remember correctly, xz-libs should replace lzma completely at some point (and I hope it was before fedora 16 days.

Can you savely remove that package and no other dependencies are removed with it?

For the xcb-util error, try running package-cleanup --orphans to see if xcb-uil was removed in the mean time. I'd try to remove that package too and when no other package depend on it, you could remove it.

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answered 2014-01-28 06:59:06 -0500

Gileade Oseiass gravatar image

To make my upgrade I used preupgrade

  # yum-y install preupgrade
  # preupgrade


I advise you the make him a backup of your system. Perform a fresh install (Fedora 20), because an upgrade to another version may leave your system on heavy view of some packages that are not deleted.

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answered 2014-01-28 08:00:31 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Is this output accurate? lib64lzma5-5.1.2-0.alpha.1.x86_64 is not a Fedora package. Please remove non fedora packages, run a yum update, resolve conflicts and then attempt the pre-upgrade.

Why do you have packages from Fedora 15? You'll have to handle conflicts manually, here. These are old releases. A backup and fresh install would probably be less effort.

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yes the output is correct, I am not sure how lib64lzma5-5.1.2-0.alpha.1.x86_64 came in my system but I can't remove it as it is used by many,
I have tried with preupgrade but I get the error message "no release available for update". when you say run a yum update and resolve conflicts do I resolve conflicts?

contactanant gravatar imagecontactanant ( 2014-01-28 09:49:36 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-01-28 08:20:35 -0500

contactanant gravatar image

Thanks for your response. I think my system has gone a bit in messed up state.
I have done file system conversion and my repos are pointing to 17.

Now even if I try to use preupgrade it doesn' work as it says "no release available for update".

I tried removing above two libraries by yum remove lib64lzma5-5.1.2-0.alpha.1.x86_64 and yum remove xcb-util-0.3.6-2.fc15.x86_64 but there is so many things dependent on these packages that I am afraid that it is going to break something. can't safely remove these packages.

Fresh install using a dvd could be an issue as I have so many development software installed and I think, I will need to reinstall those software.

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