Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243944
pirut/yum are not working after upgrading from Fedora 6 to fedora 7
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:07 EST
Description of problem:
I upgraded from F6 to F7, unfortunately I'm unable to run pirut (Software
Manager) or manually yum. the problem seems in python modules.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
pirut - 1.3.7-1.fc7.noarch
yum-metadata-parser - 1.1.0-2.fc7
yum - 3.2.0-1.fc7.noarch
just run pirut or yum
Steps to Reproduce:
pirut, yum should run normally and able to update the packages.
There were some warning during upgrade and are listed here (for information only):
Upgrading nautilus-sendto - 0.10-4.fc7.i386
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/etc/gconf/schemas/nst.schemas"
Failed to open `/etc/gconf/schemas/nst.schemas': No such file or directory
Upgrading gnome-games - 1:220.127.116.11-1.fc7.i386
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "glchess.schemas"
Failed to open `glchess.schemas': No such file or directory
Upgrading control-center - 1:2.18.0-18.fc7.i386
I/O warning : failed to load external entity
Failed to open `/etc/gconf/schemas/control-center.schemas': No such file or
Created attachment 156831 [details]
Both commands messages output
Thank you for taking the time to report this bug. The "biosHdr" python module is
available into this package: firmware-addon-dell.
This is the yum output regarding "yum install firmware-addon-dell":
Package Arch Version Repository Size
firmware-addon-dell i386 1.2.13-1.fc7 fedora 26 k
Installing for dependencies:
firmware-tools noarch 1.2.4-1.fc7 fedora 101 k
libsmbios-bin i386 0.13.6-1.fc7 fedora 57 k
You can try to install manually these packages by downloading from
However, the error that both yum and pirut noticed seems a bit strange to me (I
don't have these packages installed and both work fine for me).
While Waiting an answer from Jeremy Katz, you can try to do what I wrote above.
Doing an update of the plugin package (by running 'yum --noplugins update yum*')
should help things out. I've posted a patch upstream to potentially just bail
out and not die like this when plugins fail to load for the future
Thanks for replying to my post, I installed the packages manually from the link
mentioned above and things went fine; however, before I downloaded them I tried
to find the package firmware-addon-dell from Fedora 7 distribution CD (dvd) and
I found that the package was not there, this seems to lead to the mean issue
which is the package firmware-addon-dell was not included in the distribution CD
(Here I'm talking about the DVD iso).
Thanks and appreciate your support.
Yes, all of the packages in the Fedora universe wouldn't fit on one DVD (in
fact, would barely fit on two currently!) so some things will still have to be
updated from the net after doing the distro ugprade.
Better handling for the plugin failure is going on upstream and help out; thanks
for the report!