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Upgrading to f24: dnf system-upgrade wants to remove kernel

asked 2016-07-27 05:34:56 -0600

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I'm trying to upgrade to Fedora 24 using

sudo dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=24 --allowerasing

I'm adding --allowerasing because I'm getting this error if I don't use that argument:

Error: package cairo-infinality-ultimate-1.14.6-1.fc24.x86_64 conflicts with cairo(x86-64) provided by cairo-1.14.6-1.fc24.x86_64.
package fontconfig-devel-2.11.94-6.fc24.x86_64 requires fontconfig(x86-64) = 2.11.94-6.fc24, but none of the providers can be installed
(try to add '--allowerasing' to command line to replace conflicting packages)

Those errors seem to be resolved when I add --allowerasing. However, system-upgrade now wants to remove kernel, kernel-core, and kernel-modules. Surely I don't want to do this.

How do I make sure these packages are dealt with appropriately?

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answered 2016-07-27 13:36:37 -0600

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The issue with Cairo is that you have a Cairo repository that conflict with cairo software on Fedora 24 repository. The kernel issue is normal remember Fedora allow 3 Kernels on Grub since it will have to install a Grub entry with a Fedora 24 Kernel it has to remove the oldest one. Will be an issue if you only have one Kernel or if you using Nvidia and had installed proprietary Kernel module.

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