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Wanted Rawhide FC17, but system half-updated because of Dependancy Problems

asked 2011-12-12 08:18:59 -0600

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updated 2014-09-30 11:14:21 -0600

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As the title says, i wanted to upgrade from Gnome3 FC16 to Rawhide (FC17). So, i issued a distro-sync rawhide command with --skip-broken. It downloaded and installed lot's of FC17 packages but seems that some crucial ones were left uninstalled because of dependency problems. What's the easiest way to fix that?

Some more info: KDE environment works (at least i get the GUI). I have to load it from terminal as system normaly tries to log unsuccessfully into the crashed GNOME3.

Most programs do NOT work even if KDE loads. For instance, YUMEX and many other software complain about undefined symbol: gmutex_unlock.

Yum update says that there are >700 packages uninstalled because of dependancy problems.

Oh, and thanks for having this awesome "ASK YOUR QUESTION" facility !

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answered 2011-12-12 08:43:29 -0600

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You probably know what you are doing, but the Rawhide wiki page could helps. In rawhide stage, you'll get a lot of broken deps, coming from missing updates.

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answered 2011-12-12 10:37:31 -0600

Updates are somewhat error prone and more so during testing (rawhide).

My advice would be to run rawhide in a virtual machine or dedicated partition.

In terms of dependency problems , they may resolve in a few days or you can try filing a bug report or irc at #fedora-qa

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answered 2011-12-13 16:02:38 -0600

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updated 2011-12-13 19:02:55 -0600

I've been playing around and found out that apt-get maybe will give me the solution to the problem.

It's currently downloading the packages (will take 2 hours) instead of complaining of dependency problems before downloading them (like yum does). With the packages locally stored on my drive, i assume that i am not going to make things worse if i force installing the fc17 packages over the fc16 packages using "rpm -Uvh --nodeps".

Those 700+ packets have to be installed and overwrite the fc16 files :)

UPDATE/EDIT: Indeed, problem solved after doing the steps above!

After a lengthy forced installation, KDE4 and XFCE are working perfect now, including all the programs that stopped working! Gnome3.2.2 complains about some plugins i installed (i guess there are incompatible with the newest build). Also, under XFCE, compiz works again :)

I'll stick to "XFCE+Copmiz+KDE4 Window Decorator" combination if Compiz won't crash much :p

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