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Fedora 25 already installed? /etc/fedora-release still says 24

asked 2016-12-11 23:21:10 -0500

wavis gravatar image

I'm trying to upgrade to 25. I've done a dnf upgrade and rebooted. I'm still getting this exact same error message:

Detailed errors from the package manager follow:

Error running transaction: package pgdg-fedora95-9.5-4.noarch is already installed

All I did after reboot is to open Software and click "download".

screen shot of "Software" application

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You need to check uname -a to see what kernel boot.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-12-12 08:34:06 -0500 )edit

1, Can you post your dnf log message? i.e run check the message inside /var/log/dnf.log. Please post it.

warlock20 gravatar imagewarlock20 ( 2016-12-12 17:28:01 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the feedback folks. I asked in IRC and they just said to do the upgrade with dnf instead of Software. That worked. Since I worked around the problem instead of solving it, I'm not going to mark an answer unless someone else with the same problem indicates that an answer is a solution for them. I hope the content here helps someone improve the Software application.

wavis gravatar imagewavis ( 2016-12-13 16:06:14 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-12-12 17:44:39 -0500

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A simple dnf upgrade isn't going to get you to a new Fedora release. You either need to use fedup (dnf system-upgrade) or use the Software application. It looks like you tried to use the second option, but it found an error so the upgrade didn't happen. The problem appears to be due to you installing PostgreSQL from an external repository for some reason. I would recommend removing that package or at least disabling the repository until the upgrade is complete.

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i already had issues with python3-dnf-plugins-core and some npm modules while moving from F24 to F25! .

warlock20 gravatar imagewarlock20 ( 2016-12-12 17:57:30 -0500 )edit

Make sure you follow the four steps described here:

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-12-12 19:58:12 -0500 )edit

That sounds like it probably would have worked. I didn't realize that pgdg was Postgres. I probably don't need that repo anyhow. Thanks.

wavis gravatar imagewavis ( 2016-12-13 16:09:18 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-12-12 10:06:38 -0500

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I had the same issue when I upgraded from Fedora 23 to 24. It was some time ago so I don't remember the package name. You didn't state the exact dnf command you used. Also, the error should have appeared in the dnf process (not just in the Software application): is that correct? I believe I resolved the problem by invoking

dnf system-upgrade download --nogpgcheck --allowerasing --releasever=25

If the error repeats, immediately repeat the command-line. If failing again, remove the package and upgrade.

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You should never have to use --nogpgcheck. Please don't suggest that without being clear about why you're using it.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2016-12-12 17:38:46 -0500 )edit

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