FC5 -> FC6 upgrade bombing out with elfutils errors
fc-cornette at insight.rr.com
Sat Nov 11 03:58:18 UTC 2006
Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> On 11/10/06, Jim Cornette <fc-cornette at insight.rr.com> wrote:
>> Lonni J Friedman wrote:
>> > I'm trying to upgrade an FC5-x86_64 system to FC6-x86_64 via yum (yes,
>> > i know this is unsupported). I've done 4 upgrades already like this,
>> > but they were all x86, rather than x86_64, so this is my first 64bit
>> > upgrade. The yum upgrade process keeps failing with a ton of
>> > dependency errors related to elfutils & elfutils-libelf. Anyone else
>> > run into this?
>> Do you have both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions installed? Is something
>> else pulling in dependencies for either package that is causing the
>> problem? Have you tried to run update on the libelf packages first since
>> they are causing the conflict?
>> Unfortunately, I have no 64-bit machine to help.
> Thanks for your reply. Yes, I did have the i386 versions installed as
> well, so its possible that was the issue. Those were good
> suggestions, but unfortunately, impatience got the better of me, and I
> tried to force the upgrade, which then completely broke rpm.
> Thankfully doing an upgrade with anaconda worked, so I'm back in
I'm glad that using the installer got things to upgrade for you. One
advantage to the installer is the recovery from --force tactics. :-)
Let the --force *NOT* be with you.
Life is a series of rude awakenings.
-- R.V. Winkle
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