Description of problem:
apt-get dist-upgrade from F7 to F8 fails with:
Calculating upgrade... Failed
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
rsyslog: Obsoletes: sysklogd (< 1.4.3-1)
util-linux-ng: Obsoletes: util-linux (< 2.13.1)
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by
(I updated apt to the F8 version first.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try upgrading an F7 system to F8 with apt-get dist-upgrade.
Error, see above.
Changing sysklogd to rsyslog and util-linux to util-linux-ng
in /etc/apt/rpmpriorities fixes this.
Fixed in rawhide version now...
*** Bug 428858 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This hasn't been fixed in F8 though. :-(
While cleaning up the list for F9, I noticed there's some more obsolete
packages listed there, I'm going to file a new bug for F9 with the updated
list, though for F8 the list has to be yet again different. I wonder if we
shouldn't drop the notion of "essential" packages entirely, Fedora changes its
base system too often for that to be useful.
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The rpmpriorities are still the same, now even more obsolete, in F9 and F10. But I already filed another bug about that, so let's close this one as a duplicate.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 444287 ***