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Fedora Upgrade error on a usb drive: RPM cannot open

asked 2011-11-15 21:53:30 -0600

dmachop gravatar image

updated 2011-11-25 22:21:53 -0600

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I installed the dvd using fedora live usb maker and booted it to upgrade Fedora. This is the error where it bumped

There was an error running the transaction for the following reason: Package header 6: kdelibs-4.7.3-2.fc16:i686 RPM cannot open

Now, its neither 15 nor 16.

How to either complete the entire upgrade or atleast revert it? The grub menu still shows F15 while the dvd auto detects as F16 while trying to reinstall again.

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answered 2011-11-16 11:14:09 -0600

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Boot into Fedora 15. Find the offending file like so:

# find /var/cache/yum/ -iname "kdelibs*"

Hopefully you will find only 1 match in a preupgrade folder. cd into that folder. For example, if the match is /var/cache/yum/preupgrade/kdelibs-4.7.3-2.fc16.i686.rpm,

# cd /var/cache/yum/preupgrade

Then download a new copy of the rpm:

# wget ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/updates/16/x86_64/kdelibs-4.7.3-2.fc16.i686.rpm

And run the Fedora 16 installer again.

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answered 2011-11-16 01:51:30 -0600

kparal gravatar image

It seems that there has been some problem reading that media. That's unfortunate. You can ask on #anaconda channel on freenode IRC for more details about incomplete upgrade process. I would probably save my /home (if you have it on a separate partition you have no problem at all) and do a clean F16 install.

You could try to boot from live media, chroot into your environment, and try to do a full yum update, but it's uncertain result and more technically challenging.

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answered 2011-11-16 10:31:50 -0600

SoumyaC gravatar image

Did you verify the checksum of the media you have (the DVD). Did your dvd go through a media test and you ensured your dvd is OK ?

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