Yum update fails after upgrade from F15 to F16 while doing a transaction check

T.C. Hollingsworth tchollingsworth at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 05:28:44 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 9:26 PM, Deron Meranda <deron.meranda at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had a Fedora 15 (x86_64) system that I successfully upgraded to
> Fedora 16, using the DVD image.
> Now, however, when I attempt to run "yum update" on the new F16
> system, yum fails during the transaction check.  I did make sure that
> everything was fully updated in F15 just prior to the upgrade, and I
> have not performed any other yum/rpm operations after upgrading to F16
> prior to this failed yum update.
> It appears as if the following packages have a dependency issue:
> * mesa-dri-drivers-7.11-8.fc16.i686
> * libmtp-hal-1.0.6-5.fc15.x86_64
> Also there are hundreds of what I assume are minor issues with the yum
> database that follow. What should I do about those, and is there a way
> to clean those up?

"package-cleanup --cleandupes" will take care of the duplicates.
After that, "yum distro-sync" should sort out the remaining errors.


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