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The offline update failed in an unexpected way.

asked 2015-03-01 21:11:01 -0500

sharone gravatar image

updated 2015-03-03 05:50:27 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

hi, this is the message i got when done update.

Detailed errors from the package manager follow: cannot download g/ghostscript-x11-9.15-6.fc21.x86_64.rpm to /var/cache/PackageKit/metadata/updates/packages/: Curl error (6): Couldn't resolve host name for [Could not resolve host:]

thanks in advance

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answered 2015-06-26 16:07:31 -0500

I have the same problem with a 64-bit Fedora 22 VM running in Virtual Box. A 32-bit VM otherwise configured identically upgraded without a hitch. The 64-bit VM refuses to upgrade. I tried 6 or 7 times, on two consecutive days. Manually connecting works fine. I've also tried updating /etc/resolv.conf manually to point to the Google name servers, to disable IPv6 (following a suggestion for a similar issue), but none of these changes seems to persist across the reboot.

Note sure why Fedora needs a reboot before it does its upgrades. In Ubuntu, the reboot occurs after the currently running OS downloaded everything. This makes more sense. Here, it's very hard to debug, because the problem occurs right after reboot, in an OS that is completely on "auto-pilot" during the upgrade, so there's little you can do in terms of investigation. So it tells me something fails, but gives me zero opportunity to fix it.

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Apparently, switching to "all manual" for network settings fixed it. DNS alone was not enough, but with DNS, IP address and route all set manually, it works.

christophe3d gravatar imagechristophe3d ( 2015-06-27 12:26:59 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-03-03 05:50:57 -0500

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Please try it again. This meant that the update tool was unable to download the required packages for an update. Do make sure that you have network connectivity.

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