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How can I resolve a file conflict between target packages in dnf system-upgrade

asked 2016-03-25 06:16:21 -0500

Thekla gravatar image

updated 2016-03-25 09:40:21 -0500

I try to upgrade a Fedora 21 KDE system, but after download I get a bunch of file conflicts between plasma-workspace and kscreenlocker. It seems that the target version of the workspeáce is 5.3 for F22 and 5.4 for F23 but kscreenlocker wants to go to 5.5. It seems to be a new package that doesn't exist in F21. I do understand that this is an issue with the package itself.

During a normal dnf update I would be able to update the rest and skip this one. I wonder if there is a way to do something similar in system-upgrade, to enforce a specific version of a single package or to exclude it from the upgrade.

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answered 2016-03-25 07:37:29 -0500

Thekla gravatar image

I found now a related bug report dnf upgrade from Fedora 21 to 22 fails due to conflicts between plasma-workspace and kscreenlocker and the fix seems on its way into stable. So I should just wait for it to resolve itself.

I would still be interested to know whether its possible at all to influence the selected versions during a system-upgrade.

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answered 2016-03-25 09:05:45 -0500

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General answer (for all kinds of package conflicts): This is usually a bug in (at least one of) the affected packages. Look for bugs filed against it. If none is yet, file a new one.

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That is correct but wasn't my question. I updated the formulation to make my intention more clear.

Thekla gravatar imageThekla ( 2016-03-25 09:44:25 -0500 )edit

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