Description of problem:
python2-beautifulsoup4 is no longer available on Fedora 32, but upgrades from 31 will fail because its dependency python2-lxml is also unavailable:
$ podman run --rm -it fedora:31
[root@15779061faaa /]# dnf install python2-beautifulsoup4
Package Architecture Version Repository Size
python2-beautifulsoup4 noarch 4.9.0-1.fc31 updates 195 k
gdbm x86_64 1:1.18.1-1.fc31 fedora 127 k
libxslt x86_64 1.1.34-1.fc31 updates 244 k
python2 x86_64 2.7.17-1.fc31 updates 42 k
python2-backports x86_64 1.0-17.fc31 fedora 9.6 k
python2-backports-functools_lru_cache noarch 1.5-6.fc31 fedora 16 k
python2-libs x86_64 2.7.17-1.fc31 updates 6.0 M
python2-lxml x86_64 4.4.0-1.fc31 fedora 1.4 M
python2-soupsieve noarch 1.9.2-1.fc31 fedora 66 k
Installing weak dependencies:
python2-pip noarch 19.1.1-7.fc31 updates 1.7 M
python2-setuptools noarch 41.6.0-1.fc31 updates 584 k
Install 11 Packages
Total download size: 10 M
Installed size: 46 M
[root@15779061faaa /]# dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=32
Problem: package python2-beautifulsoup4-4.9.0-1.fc31.noarch requires python2-lxml, but none of the providers can be installed
- python2-lxml-4.4.0-1.fc31.x86_64 does not belong to a distupgrade repository
- problem with installed package python2-beautifulsoup4-4.9.0-1.fc31.noarch
(try to add '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Upgrade fails because of conflicts.
python2-beautifulsoup4 should be obsoleted, by either fedora-obsolete-packages, or the python3 version.
I had the same issue when upgrading from Fedora MATE 31 to Fedora MATE 32. Manually deleted the offending package solved the problem.
There is a python3-beautifulsoup4 package and that package can (should?) be replaced with that. Actually after having manually removed the offending packaged the python3 replacement did end up installed on my system.
Looking at reverse dependencies two possible culprits are:
$ dnf repoquery --installed --whatrequires python3-beautifulsoup4
This seems to be dup of 1830231, which has fix in updates-testing.
Use podman I get and enabling updates-testing I get:
# dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=32
Removing dependent packages:
python2-backports x86_64 1.0-17.fc31 @fedora 638
noarch 1.5-6.fc31 @fedora 17 k
python2-beautifulsoup4 noarch 4.9.0-1.fc31 @updates 1.0 M
python2-lxml x86_64 4.4.0-1.fc31 @fedora 5.0 M
python2-soupsieve noarch 1.9.2-1.fc31 @fedora 242 k
which indicate problem is solved by 1830231.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1830231 ***