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using systemd above 208 on fedora 20

asked 2014-08-09 07:21:22 -0600

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updated 2014-08-10 03:17:24 -0600

Hi I'm trying to update systemd on my fedora 20 distro above 208 (actual version of systemd on fedora 20 at Agoust 2014) For curious, it's a dependency for miraclecast A project I'm trying to compile.

  1. Cloning systemd git repo and installing:

    $ git clone systemd
    $ cd systemd
    $ ./ c
    $ make
    $ sudo make install

    at any tag or branch (209, 214-stable...) does not work. After install and reboot, X doesn't work, there is no network. Machine appears misconfigured.

  2. Fedora 21 have a systemd above 208. Update fedora 20 using fedup seems a reasonable step, but after

    $ sudo fedup --network 21 --initrepo

    (took me a while to find a url with valid boot images) On reboot there is a post upgrade task (system-upgrade) choosable from grub which starts an isolate os (something like a livecd) and ends in another endlessly task

    ... a start job is running for udev Kernel device manager ...

    Rebooting again leaves the machine intact (no fedora 21, just fedora 20)

  3. Trying to update to rawhide get's my on (guess what?) a cyclic loop.

    $ sudo yum --releasever=rawhide distro-sync

    this show a broken dependency on folks package and executing

    $ sudo yum --releasever=rawhide distro-sync --skip-broken

    cycles around a bunch of packages endlessly.

Anybody knows how to get a fedora distro (I'm using virtual machines, don't mind if system is unstable) with a systemd above 208 version?

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answered 2014-08-09 17:49:16 -0600

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  • Fedora 21 is an alpha version or even pre-alpha.
  • I use F21 to devel and test new package , not to work and used fedup like you do, when enter in

... a start job is running for udev Kernel device manager ...

as you described I went to tty2 with ctrl + alt + F2 , a do

systemctl stop systemd-udevd systemd-udevd-control.socket systemd-udevd-kernel.socket

the system begin to update one message that going check transaction , but nothing more appears, only message that stops and start log something , I just saw led of hd blinking and assume that installing is happening , I wait until led of hd stops to blink, reboot machine and upgrade was done.

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