F20 Installs Fail From Every Angle (Michael Schwendt)

Brian Hanks bhanks at bhanks.net
Sun Dec 29 14:51:01 UTC 2013

On Sat, 28 Dec 2013 23:56:30 +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:

> What "dependency error" did it report?
> And how did you query the installed packages as well as the remote
> repos for what would be available_after_  the upgrade?
> Many users still misread such error messages and don't manage to work
> around them as a result. Often, the installed packages are okay, but
> during they upgrade they would get replaced and break dependencies.

The exact error message was "WARNING: problems were encountered during transaction test:
broken dependencies
kmod-VirtualBox-3.12.5-200.fc19.x86_64-4.3.6-1.fc19.1.x86_64 requires kernel-3.12.5-200.fc19.x86_64
Continue with upgrade at your own risk."

In response I removed kmod-VirtualBox, akmod-VirtualBox, and VirtualBox.  Then I did a fedup --clean and reattempted fedup --network 20.  This went well until the reboot.  Following the reboot I select the Fedup option, but nothing really happened.  I ended up back in my Fedora 19 system while running the new Fedora 20 kernel.

As an update on the other machine where I was having problems with the net install.  I checked for any meaningful logs but found that none exist.  The /var/log directory hasn't even been created.  So, then I tried to run a grub2-mkconfig, grub2-install, dracut series to potentially fix the problem.  The file sizes did change a bit, but the end result was the same.


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