DVD F14 -> F15 Problems
Garry T. Williams
gtwilliams at gmail.com
Sun May 29 17:44:56 UTC 2011
I upgraded to F15 from F14 using the DVD yeterday. I experienced a
1. I was not asked to include the updates repository during the
update process. Sad. Now I will have to do an update after first
2. This is apparently a general problem not really related to the
specific upgrade. I noticed that the upgrade process was slow. The
disk just churned forever. After booting for the first time, I ran
yum erase on my debuginfos so that the subsequent yum update would not
pull those in. This erase command took way too long.
I think the rpm database gets into a state that needs attention. This
sudo rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db.001 /var/lib/rpm/__db.002 \
sudo rpm --rebuilddb
After that, yum operations sped up an order of magnitude.
3. The first boot ended at multiuser.target instead of
graphical.target. When I entered the command
sudo systemctl isolate graphical.target
kdm came up and allowed a normal desktop login.
Hmmm. I compared another system that I upgraded using preupgrade and
that one had the correct graphical.target file linked in
/etc/systemd/system . So I had to do this to correct the problem:
sudo rm /etc/systemd/system/default.target
sudo ln -s /lib/systemd/system/runlevel5.target \
I don't know why this happened with the DVD upgrade and not with the
4. I then did a yum update and waited a few hours while over 500
packages were downloaded and updated/installed. This was almost 1GB
of downloads. Most packages did not have delta rpms.
5. I run KDE and after logging in and starting Kmail, it refused to
start, complaining about akonadi not being available:
Test 5: ERROR
InnoDB: Unable to lock ./ibdata1, error: 11
InnoDB: Check that you do not already have another mysqld process
InnoDB: using the same InnoDB data or log files.
<repeated many times>
Test 10: ERROR
Akonadi control process not registered at D-Bus.
Test 15: ERROR
No resource agents found.
(Wow, this is a fragile piece in kdepim.)
The fix for this ended up being:
sudo yum --enablerepo=kde-testing update
Now the system is operating as expected and all looks good. I'd be
happy to open any bugs any of you think should be reported, but I
think others have already encountered most of this stuff.
Thank you for another excellent Fedora release.
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