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Cannot update to Fedora 25 - because of Google Earth

asked 2016-11-23 14:13:52 -0500

reddishgreenhat gravatar image

I have an issue upgrading from F24 to F25. After running the sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=25 command, the terminal complained about the lack of a public key for google-earth-stable. So I fixed that, but now it says (translated from Swedish):

Error: Transaction check error: file /usr/bin från installation of google-earth-stable-6.0.3.2197-0.x86_64 is in conflict with filesystem-3.2-37.fc24.x86_64

So then I thought, why bother with Google Earth at all, why not simply uninstall it? So, then I try dnf remove google-earth-stable, because the Program Manager couldn't remove Earth. The problem is that, when I run the command, dnf tells me that it will remove 127 packages. Do I really want to remove all those packages? They seem pretty fundamental to me as a Linux novice.

What should I do?

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answered 2016-11-23 18:51:19 -0500

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It looks like you need to update first, then update google-earth-stable. you should be able to remove google-earth. What you can do is remove and install the packages back, since you do not list which packages will be removed not sure what will be the harm when you delete them.

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The packages are listed in the Pastebin link in the question: http://pastebin.com/3RG2iv4R , but I think I may have hid the link too well ;)

reddishgreenhat gravatar imagereddishgreenhat ( 2016-11-24 03:02:51 -0500 )edit

You can remove the google-earth with no issue. If all that will be remove is on that list.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-11-24 08:33:47 -0500 )edit
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answered 2016-11-25 10:36:37 -0500

To remove the Google Earth conflict, I used the terminal command line:

      su -c 'yum remove application'

where the "application" was google earth. Also you can find out the "correct name" of what you want to remove by using:

      su -c 'yum search keyword'

Where keyword is the word you wish to search for among the names and descriptions of programs in the available repositories.

After doing this, on the Terminal, I went through the following commands & then Fedora 25 installed without issue:

      $ sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

      $ sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

      $ sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=25

      $ sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

This worked for me!

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answered 2016-11-27 08:07:40 -0500

3yr0n gravatar image

This happened to me, I removed google earth then reinstalled after upgrade. All works fine now.

sudo dnf remove google-earth-stable

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