moving a fedora 7 to rawhide

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 5 00:03:27 UTC 2008


--- John Summerfield <debian at herakles.homelinux.org>
wrote:

> Antonio Olivares wrote:
> > Dear folks,
> > 
> > since Fedora 7 is slowly passing away, support is
> > ending EOL, I decided to update it to rawhide,
> since
> > Fedora 8 is not what I wanted to update it to.  
> > 
> > I downloaded the fedora-release-8.92 rpm and
> installed
> > it and the fedora-notes which was a prerequisite
> for
> > fedora-release then I disabled fedora repo and
> enabled
> > development repo and on the journey begins. 
> > 
> > I am following the advice from 
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Testing
> > 
> > I have encountered a few issues, namely the kernel
> > does not boot --??185.  I have to boot to
> 2.6.23.15??
> 
> As usual, a dearth of information. What hardware?
> What kernel? What 
> symptoms?
> 
> 
> > only since the machine only boots two kernels I
> have
> > to resort to booting it.  A few conflicts here and
> > there, Is there a cleanup script that checks for
> fc7
> > rpms and deletes them and finds corresponding fc9
> > rpms?
> 
> I wouldn't expect one; if Anaconda and yum don't do
> it, you're pretty 
> much Pat Malone.
> This will give some clues as to what's obsolete:
> 
> rpm -qa --last | less
> 
> As for suitable replacements, it's like beauty.
> 
> 
> > 
> > I know that updating a dying Fedora 7 to rawhide
> is
> > not recommended, but I said what the heck, if I
> get
> > burned, I'll just get Fedora-9-Beta media and
> install
> > from there.  I just want a script if it exists and
> try
> > to sort things out and hopefully make the machine
> boot
> > into the newer kernels and get going from there.  
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> Cheers
> John
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So far so good except the following:

I can login as regular user, but startx does not work
:(

Several updates fail, but I guess they are workable

[root at localhost ~]# yum clean metadata
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
0 metadata files removed
0 sqlite files removed
0 metadata files removed
[root at localhost ~]# yum update
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
rawhide                   100%
|=========================| 2.4 kB    00:00
primary.sqlite.bz2          1% |                      
  |  72 kB    00:27 ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2          5%
|=                        | 344 kB    00:22
ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2         10% |==                 
     | 640 kB    00:18 ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2        
15% |===                      | 944 kB    00:15
ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2         20% |=====              
     | 1.2 MB    00:12 ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2        
25% |======                   | 1.5 MB    00:10
ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2         29% |=======            
     | 1.8 MB    00:09 ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2        
34% |========                 | 2.1 MB    00:08
ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2         39% |=========          
     | 2.4 MB    00:07 ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2        
44% |===========              | 2.7 MB    00:06
ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2         49% |============       
     | 3.0 MB    00:05 ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2        
54% |=============            | 3.3 MB    00:04
ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2         59% |==============     
     | 3.6 MB    00:04 ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2        
64% |================         | 3.9 MB    00:03
ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2         69% |=================  
     | 4.2 MB    00:02 ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2        
73% |==================       | 4.5 MB    00:02
ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2         78% |===================
     | 4.8 MB    00:01 ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2        
83% |====================     | 5.1 MB    00:01
ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2         88%
|======================   | 5.4 MB    00:00
ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2         93%
|=======================  | 5.7 MB    00:00
ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2         98%
|======================== | 6.0 MB    00:00
ETAprimary.sqlite.bz2        100%
|=========================| 6.1 MB    00:06
Setting up Update Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package system-config-firewall.noarch
0:1.2.7-1.fc9 set to be updated
---> Package mikmod.i386 0:3.2.2-8.beta1.fc9 set to be
updated
---> Package crystalsvg-icon-theme.i386 0:4.0.3-3.fc9
set to be updated
---> Package xorg-x11-drv-geode.i386 0:2.8.0-2.fc9 set
to be updated
---> Package firstboot.i386 0:1.95-2.fc9 set to be
updated
--> Processing Dependency: libuser-python for package:
firstboot
---> Package upstart.i386 0:0.3.9-14.fc9 set to be
updated
---> Package neon.i386 0:0.28.2-2 set to be updated
---> Package xdvik.i386 0:22.84.13-17.fc9 set to be
updated
---> Package system-config-firewall-tui.noarch
0:1.2.7-1.fc9 set to be updated
---> Package pulseaudio-esound-compat.i386
0:0.9.10-1.fc9 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: pulseaudio = 0.9.10-1.fc9
for package: pulseaudio-esound-compat
---> Package system-config-users.noarch 0:1.2.78-1.fc9
set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libuser-python.i386 0:0.56.8-1 set to be
updated
---> Package pulseaudio.i386 0:0.9.10-1.fc9 set to be
updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
 Package                 Arch       Version         
Repository        Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
 firstboot               i386       1.95-2.fc9      
rawhide           168 k
     replacing  firstboot-tui.noarch 1.4.35-1.fc7

 pulseaudio-esound-compat  i386       0.9.10-1.fc9    
rawhide            11 k
     replacing  esound.i386 1:0.2.38-2.fc7

 system-config-firewall  noarch     1.2.7-1.fc9     
rawhide           501 k
     replacing  system-config-securitylevel.i386
1.7.0-6.fc7

 system-config-firewall-tui  noarch     1.2.7-1.fc9   
  rawhide           478 k
     replacing  system-config-securitylevel-tui.i386
1.7.0-6.fc7

 xdvik                   i386       22.84.13-17.fc9 
rawhide           685 k
     replacing  tetex-xdvi.i386 3.0-40.5.fc7

 xorg-x11-drv-geode      i386       2.8.0-2.fc9     
rawhide           132 k
     replacing  xorg-x11-drv-amd.i386
0.0-22.20070625.fc7

Updating:
 crystalsvg-icon-theme   i386       4.0.3-3.fc9     
rawhide            10 M
 mikmod                  i386       3.2.2-8.beta1.fc9 
rawhide            98 k
 neon                    i386       0.28.2-2        
rawhide           118 k
 system-config-users     noarch     1.2.78-1.fc9    
rawhide           586 k
 upstart                 i386       0.3.9-14.fc9    
rawhide           240 k
Installing for dependencies:
 libuser-python          i386       0.56.8-1        
rawhide            49 k
 pulseaudio              i386       0.9.10-1.fc9    
rawhide           361 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      8 Package(s)
Update       5 Package(s)
Remove       0 Package(s)

Total download size: 14 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:

**** stuff deleted **** 

Running rpm_check_debug
ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve:
libneon.so.25 is needed by (installed)
cadaver-0.22.5-2.i386
libmikmod.so.2 is needed by (installed)
xmms-libs-1.2.10-36.fc7.i386
Complete!

[root at localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain
2.6.25-0.195.rc8.git1.fc9.i686 #1 SMP Thu Apr 3
09:42:34 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[root at localhost ~]#

As of right now, I am doing:

[root at localhost ~]# rpm -e
xmms-libs-1.2.10-36.fc7.i386
[root at localhost ~]# rpm -e cadaver-0.22.5-2.i386

will do this

rpm -qa --last | less

afterwards

Thanks,

Antonio 


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