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fedora 27 recent updates destroyed system

asked 2018-07-22 06:32:39 -0500

billwilliams gravatar image

updated 2018-07-22 07:43:28 -0500

I have had a Fedora system running for a good while but recent updates essentially destroyed my system.

I kept getting messages about soundtouch and telling me to specify --best --allow-erasing

Silly me, I actually listened...

It deleted emacs, evolution email client, LibreOffice etc. and broke a bunch of other things. The system is so badly broken I can't even begin to know what happened. X no longer starts and I can't see any reason why from Xorg.0.log. It just looks like it starts and ends immediately without any reason.

  1. Can I find any record of what packages were installed and removed?
  2. Can anyone confirm none of the proprietary nVidia drivers work with the last few 4.17 kernels?

I cannot post logs because I am on a Windows box searching for help while my Fedora 27 box is command line only and constantly having to reinstall apps and dependencies that used to be fine.

This is really unbelievable.

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sudo dnf history undo last

reverts the last dnf command.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-07-22 07:19:37 -0500 )edit

I have done several updates.. I want to see the history rather than revert the most recent ones. Is it possible? Thanks

billwilliams gravatar imagebillwilliams ( 2018-07-22 07:25:26 -0500 )edit

dnf history info -nn

thanks, it looks like the soundtouch fiasco uninstalled a lot more apps including LibreOffice. i'm still looking over the mayhem

billwilliams gravatar imagebillwilliams ( 2018-07-22 07:30:48 -0500 )edit

@billwilliams , sudo dnf history list more info history-command-label when you find the number [id] of your transaction type sudo dnf history info [id] and you get what package you instaled, erase or modify

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2018-07-22 07:39:55 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-07-24 06:07:35 -0500

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You can rebuild the system to re-add the default packages.

Restore the expected package versions for your release:

dnf distro-sync

Restore the default package set:

dnf install @workstation-product-environment
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Thank you! The first command added a half dozen packages. The second one said everything is up to date. It is good to know things are ok now. Thanks! Bill

billwilliams gravatar imagebillwilliams ( 2018-07-24 14:00:19 -0500 )edit

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