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2017-08-07 15:09:38 -0600 answered a question yum update error: conflict between libselinux-utils-2.1.6-6.fc16.x86_64 and libselinux-2.1.6-6.fc16.x86_64

This is an old question (4 years old!), however I have experience with this that I wanted to share, in case anyone else arrives to this question with a similar problem.

So, you are trying to install some software or update fefdora and when using yum update --skip-broken you get an error message similar to Transaction Check Error: file /path/to/file conflicts betwen attempted installs of some-package-#.#.#-#.fc##.<arch> and other-package-#.#.#-#.fc##.<arch>

The following should solve this problem (borrowed from https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1... and my own work experience):


Option 1:

  • First, install yum-utils:

    sudo yum install yum-utils`
    
  • Now, list any duplicate packages:

    package-cleanup --dupes`
    
  • Now, we want to clean up any package dupes [WARN: this only cleans up the yum/rpm databases, depeneding on your version of yum/rpm/berkleydb]

    package-cleanup --cleandupes`
    
  • OPTIONAL: If you have issues with conflicts between packages of different architectures, then you want to force yum update to only install packages of the same architecture when updates are available, so i686 will not overwrite x86_64, etc ... to do this, configure yum.conf with the following line:

    sudo vim /etc/yum.conf

    Then adjust the line with exactarch to equal 1 (or append this line to the file if exactarch is not there):

    exactarch=1

    From the yum.conf manpage ( https://linux.die.net/man/5/yum.conf ):


    exactarch

    Either '1' or '0'. Set to '1' to make yum update only update the architectures of packages that you have installed. ie: with this enabled yum will not install an i686 package to update an i386 package. Default is '1'.

  • clean yum, then try the update again:

    sudo yum clean all
    sudo yum update
    

Option 2:

If you are not online, or there is some special circumstance that is preventing the above from working, you might be able to forcefully replace the problem files with the rpm command, given you have the rpm file available:

rpm -Uvh --replacefiles some-package-*.rpm

NOTE: The yum system is quite complex. This issue should only happen when the yum database or rpm database (rpmdb) thinks there is a package installed that requires a file that a package to be updated needs to replace, or when two packages are installed that use different versions of the same package, or any number of other related special cases. These issues can be caused when a yum or rpm database become corrupted, packages are installed manually and then the metadata only added to the yum or rpm database, or by other many other special edge cases. It should be known that messing with the yum or rpm databases could cause irreparable damage to your system. Be ready with a full system backup, or know that you may need to re-install your OS if you run into problems. If you have further questions about a yum issue, or a packaging issue on a RedHat or Fedora system, please post a question here on ask.fedoraproject.org and then send me a private ...

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2017-08-07 14:20:10 -0600 answered a question Screensaver starts even while I am actively typing in the terminal?

With the help of @steveebey73742, I've determined the problem is actually gnome.

After installing cinnamon and switching to that desktop environment, the problem indeed goes away, and typing is no longer missed as user activity in any terminal or other applications (so far).

So, to recap:

Problem:

typing in terminals is not recognized as user activity, and the screensaver activates while typing

Root Cause:

gnome seems to have a bug in how it recognizes user activity

Solution:

  • Temporary solution: Replace gnome with a different desktop environment. Cinnamon does not have this problem.
  • Long term solution: Report this as a bug with gnome so that it can be fixed in a later patch/revision.
  • Potential longer term solution: Maybe discover that I like a different desktop environment better. ;-)
2017-08-07 14:14:28 -0600 commented question Screensaver starts even while I am actively typing in the terminal?

so, the problem does not happen on cinnamon, telling me that the problem is with the Gnome environment. I will have to open a but report with Gnome. Also, cinnamon is working great! I'll be trying out some of the other environments now just to see what's out there :)

2017-08-06 23:41:04 -0600 commented question Screensaver starts even while I am actively typing in the terminal?

ok, thanks @steveebey73742 , I'll try that! For the record, I also tried installing terminator, and it also observes the same behavior. I'll read up on cinnamon and test that next. Thanks for your help! I'll update here when I have tried cinnamon!

2017-08-06 15:58:45 -0600 commented question Screensaver starts even while I am actively typing in the terminal?

keyboard is usb

2017-08-06 15:50:16 -0600 commented question Screensaver starts even while I am actively typing in the terminal?

right on, thanks @steveebey73742 ! I have tested with gnome-terminal and xterm now, and I am about to test with terminator. There must be a difference in how gnome-terminal and xterm listen for keyboard input and report it to .. something (OS? gnome? wayland?). I also think that I have power management turned off, I'll have to check to be sure. I have an Asus VivoPC with some kind of intel chipset and a rediculous logitech mechanical keyboard :)

2017-08-06 15:31:13 -0600 commented question Screensaver starts even while I am actively typing in the terminal?

wow fast @steveebey73742 ! I'm running the terminal windowed. I have not tested with other terminal emulators, only "gnome-terminal" (defaulted terminal in fedora 25 activities menu)

2017-08-06 15:27:45 -0600 commented question Screensaver starts even while I am actively typing in the terminal?

cool, thanks @steveebey73742 !

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2017-08-06 15:25:44 -0600 commented question Screensaver does not recognize terminal activity, and activates while I am typing?

not sure why but this posted twice due to trying to re-learn how to login ... forgot what method I used (google+, openid, fedoraid, etc ... more confusing than logins have to be ...)

2017-08-06 14:39:20 -0600 commented question gnome-software stops updating application install progress

Thank you thomaswood and also thank you florian. So I think I ended up installing from the fedora repo as suggested, and I used dnf to install.

The problem that I was trying to describe in my original post for this however is with the "software" installer application included with Fedora25 (part of gnome from what I can tell, since the actual binary running is called "gnome-software" when looking at the application details in the applications menu).

This "gnome-software" (only listed "software" in the GUI) fails to continue to report progress on software installs as mentioned above. Ideas?

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2017-08-06 14:34:22 -0600 asked a question Screensaver starts even while I am actively typing in the terminal?

Hi Fedora Friends!

Problem:

When I'm using my system, often times I am using the terminal for several hours without touching the mouse.

After the typical "inactivity" time, my screensaver activates, even though I am typing into the terminal.

So the problem is: "Terminal keyboard activity is not recognized by the screensaver as activity".

Expected / Desired outcome:

I would like to update settings appropriately so that when I use the keyboard in a terminal, the screensaver does not1 activate while I am typing.

What I have tried:

So far I have tinkered with the settings and read through the man pages for xscreensaver, and conducted several internet searches. To no avail, or at least, I couldn't find anything that seemed relevant.

My System Details:

Fedora 25, Wayland (I think), and xscreensaver

I can get any additional details needed. Thanks in advance!

2017-08-06 14:31:56 -0600 asked a question Screensaver does not recognize terminal activity, and activates while I am typing?

Hi Fedora Friends!

Problem:

When I'm using my system, often times I am using the terminal for several hours without touching the mouse.

After the typical "inactivity" time, my screensaver activates, even though I am typing into the terminal.

So the problem is: "Terminal keyboard activity is not recognized by the screensaver as activity".

Expected / Desired outcome:

I would like to update settings appropriately so that when I use the keyboard in a terminal, the screensaver does not1 activate while I am typing.

What I have tried:

So far I have tinkered with the settings and read through the man pages for xscreensaver, and conducted several internet searches. To no avail, or at least, I couldn't find anything that seemed relevant.

My System Details:

Fedora 25, Wayland (I think), and xscreensaver

I can get any additional details needed. Thanks in advance!

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2017-02-14 18:53:22 -0600 commented answer How can I make the GNOME shell top bar translucent ("transparent")?

This works even better than trying to edit the file! Note: be sure to "Allow" the extensions site in the link to check if Gnome is running. If you click Allow it will then give an on/off button, which makes this extension install very easy.

2017-02-14 18:53:18 -0600 commented answer How can I make the GNOME shell top bar translucent ("transparent")?

This is great! I am hoping this works in Fedora25 with Wayland. @FranciscoD_ can you link additional information about how to make this an extension?

2017-02-14 18:53:16 -0600 commented question How do I change colors?

I want to second this question, I am trying to learn how to change the topbar colors in Fedora 25 running wayland/gnome3.x (I'm not exactly sure what the difference is between wayland and gnome3, but it seems both are installed). I need to be able to change colors so that the topbar (or panel bar of old) is more visible.

2017-02-14 18:53:14 -0600 commented question gnome-software stops updating application install progress

Ok it appears to be the "GNOME Software" having the problem only. I found the "Gnome Tweak Tool" using dnf search and installed it with no problem by "dnf install gnome-tweak-tool". I will update the question with these details

2017-02-14 18:53:13 -0600 commented question gnome-software stops updating application install progress

Ok now the problem is branching out to other things, like the "Gnome Tweak Tool" is doing the same thing. I don't know what the name of that app is according to DNF/YUM, I am looking for it now to get that output

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2017-02-14 10:47:35 -0600 commented question gnome-software stops updating application install progress

Thank you I'll try this next time. It turns out that the GUI software installer actually did completely install Google Chrome, however the GUI software installer still says 75% installed.

2017-02-12 02:06:39 -0600 commented question software installer never finishes

I'm not sure why this was deleted, and I did not receive any email explaining why. please help me ask this question better, as an autistic I do not see what i have done wrong in my communication unless told.

2017-02-12 01:14:15 -0600 commented question software installer never finishes

I do not know what information to include in order to help get answers, please let me know what I should include in the question edit to assist with an answer. Thanks!

2017-02-12 01:14:14 -0600 asked a question gnome-software stops updating application install progress

This post has been edited.


Running Fedora 25 on my ASUS VivoPC (VM42) uname -r 4.9.6-200.fc25.x86_64


Problem:

The "gnome-software" gui application installer (a wrapper for dnf?) will not install any software after a few successes.

In the default gui that comes with fedora 25 (still not entirely sure if this is gnome, wayland, or some combination?) there is the "activities" menu, and in the side panel in the activities menu, there is a "software" icon that launches gnome-software: GNOME Software Icon

When I first installed Fedora 25, this gnome-software gui application (wrapper for dnf?) worked great! I installed a few applications, everything was great.

Now, gnome-software will say it is installing, and then hang at either 5%, 75%, or 95% in the progress tracker. gnome-software then will act very slow, and trying to search for other software will be very sluggish.

The problem seems to be that gnome-software does not have a correct view of the rpmdb, given that dnf seems to show that any software install started by gnome-software completes correctly.

So the full problem: the gnome-software gui app no longer shows installed software or updates what it shows to the end user what has been installed on the system, and when attempting to install will hang the progress bar at either 5%, 75%, or 95%.

Expected / Desired results:

I would like to change settings or update the version of gnome-software, or be directed to fixing a bug in gnome-software so that:

  • gnome-software always shows correct progress for software installs
  • gnome-software always has correct read access to the rpmdb (through a wrapper, db corruption is bad)
  • gnome-software will either prompt for sudo access or install as the current user when instructed to install an application
  • gnome-software will in some way handle if an application was installed by dnf separately, and properly show the application installation status from the rpmdb (and/or dnf db if there is one, I'm new to dnf, but an old time expert with rpmdb and yum)

What I have done:

  • I have tested for running dnf processes while gnome-software is trying to install applications and "hangs" at an arbitrary percentage, and it seems the dnf processes will have ended by the time I get to the terminal.
  • I have tested trying to install an application with gnome-software that I have searched for, seeing it hang at the arbitrary percentage, and then restarting the computer, and the application is still listed in gnome-software as installing and stopped at the arbitrary percentage
  • I have tested trying to install an rpm by double clicking the rpm from nautilus (gnome file manager). This opens gnome-software, shows the rpm as installing, then the progress bar hangs at an arbitrary percentage again. When this happens I also then check for dnf processes, find none hung, and try restarting, and then verify that the rpm has indeed installed, but the gnome-software still shows the application as installing at the arbitrary percentage
  • searched online, a bunch

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