F22 to F23: dnf system-upgrade failure

Suvayu Ali fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 16:34:18 UTC 2016


On Wed, Feb 03, 2016 at 12:47:33PM +0100, Ger van Dijck wrote:
> Op Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:08:45 +0100 schreef Honza Ċ ilhan
> >
> >The same happened to me too. F21->f22 upgrade went fine but when
> >updating from F22 to F23 I was not able to boot into system upgrade
> >splash screen. Maybe it's related to this [1] bug report.
> >
> >[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1295213

My partition had plenty of space.  I think it fell into some kind of
dependency resolution loop because of not realising that the older
versions of dnf and systemd need not be protected.

>  I had the same experience : I think the only solution of this problem ,
> when it occurs , is a fresh install of Fedora 23 and a lot of irritation.

I managed to fix everything by removing all the old versions of the
regular packages using distro-sync --allowerasing, and then removing the
protected versions with simple dnf erase.  During the upgrade the kernel
packages failed half way through, so I had to reinstall those using with
dnf reinstall, and only kernel-core with rpm -i --force.  Everything
thing seems in place now.

Fresh install was not an option for me, I have too many things setup.
Maybe I should write a kickstart file one of these days, just in case I
need it ;).

Not sure how I can file a bug report though, I really needed the laptop,
couldn't wait to go through the whole systematic debugging process.



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