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After fedora upgrade repositories stayed the same as they were for previous version.

asked 2016-12-21 07:28:12 -0600

Hello! The story is that I was upgrading fedora from 17 to 25 by one or two releases for a step using yum (yum --releasever=**). I know that it was a very silly and a very bad idea but still this has already been done!

The problem is that after upgrading from 19 to 21 I found that yum still tried to get packages from fedora 19 repos. I decided to make one more upgrade from 21 to 22 with yum, all packages changed with 22nd version, but repos stayed on version 19 and fedora info (Settings -> Details) said that I still have Fedora 19.

I made one more upgrade - now with dnf (dnf system-upgrade), and the problem didn't go away: all repos are 19th version, fedora info is still 19, /etc/issue is 19th, etc.

I thought that the problem is with grub loading an old kernel so I tried to change default kernel with 23rd (the latest one I have now) and update grub, but this didn't help me.

I'm out of ideas, are there any solutions except for clean install of 25th fedora?

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Have you tried purging all temp files, including those in yum/dnf?


seems is deprecated in later versions

thingummybob gravatar imagethingummybob ( 2016-12-21 14:58:01 -0600 )edit

I forgot to do that when I was upgrading from 19 to 21, but I wiped out all .rpmnew and .rpmsave and cleaned yum cache when I was upgrading 21 -> 22.

Phil2342 gravatar imagePhil2342 ( 2016-12-22 02:36:19 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-12-22 12:32:09 -0600

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yum was deprecated at least since F23. No wonder things didn't work as expected without using the dnf procedure as described, for instance, in

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answered 2016-12-22 08:50:00 -0600

The problem was solved with installing fedora-release package for fedora-23 with argument --releasever 23:

yum install [link to that package] --allowerasing --releasever 23

As I understand, fedora finds its version from this very package, but it was somehow forgotten to upgrade.

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