long wait...

Claude Jones cjones at levitjames.com
Sat Nov 10 19:28:37 UTC 2007

On Friday November 9 2007 11:59:21 am Frank Cox wrote:
> > In the dim and distant past, I'd tried upgrades, and spent
> > ages ironing out the bugs.  Later, I did fresh installs, and
> > spent a much lesser amount of time customising the new
> > install.  Apart from the time, this seemed to be the
> > differences:  One is just re-configuring, the other is
> > sorting out all the problems that aren't handled by the
> > update process.
> It looks like I'm going to have to bite the bullet and install
> from scratch if I want to put F8 on this computer.
> I fired up the update process again last night just before
> 2am.  It's now almost 11am the following day and the screen
> was still at the exact same place that it got to on "resolving
> dependencies" when I left it last night.

I was having the same problem. I decided to update my two 
machines on F7 using yum. Both went off without great 
complications overnight. They both have 'issues' this morning, 
but they seem fairly trivial, so far. 

Avahi was not replaced/upgraded and I know have both the fc7 and 
fc8 versions installed. Remove fails with a cryptic error:

# rpm -qa avahi
[root at vrproductions3 ~]# rpm -e avahi-0.6.17-1.fc7
error: %postun(avahi-0.6.17-1.fc7.i386) scriptlet failed, exit 
status 1

On my home machine, vmware-server wouldn't start and the 
configuration script wouldn't work - I tried the latest 114 
any-any patch but it wouldn't run very far, either. I had to 
leave before gathering up the info and posting more details.

Otherwise, so far, so good
I'll be more sanguine after a couple of more days
Claude Jones
Brunswick, MD, USA

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