Bug 454968 - Problems upgrading From Fedora 8 x86_64 to Fedora 9 x86_64 (multilib issues?)
Problems upgrading From Fedora 8 x86_64 to Fedora 9 x86_64 (multilib issues?)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: apt (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Panu Matilainen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-11 03:18 EDT by Eli Wapniarski
Modified: 2009-07-14 12:12 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:12:35 EDT
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Debug Run with Apt-Get (226.57 KB, text/plain)
2008-08-10 12:46 EDT, Eli Wapniarski
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Description Eli Wapniarski 2008-07-11 03:18:30 EDT
Description of problem:

I'm trying to upgrade my Fedora 8 x86_64 box to Fedora 9 x86_64 with apt-get. I
have been successful with this since FC4.

After updating sysvinit to upstart apt-get returns

WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed                       
This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!             
  authconfig newt-python (due to authconfig) rhpl (due to authconfig) kudzu rpm 
  rpm-libs (due to rpm) vim-minimal 

Please help
Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2008-08-05 08:18:55 EDT
Assigning to correct component
Comment 2 Eli Wapniarski 2008-08-09 03:38:17 EDT
Hi Panu

What's up with this? It's starting to get a little urgent because of the upcoming end of life with Fedora 8. Any suggestions that I could do in the mean time.

There seems to be a whole lot of dependency issues when trying to get the upgrade done.
Comment 3 Eli Wapniarski 2008-08-09 12:35:42 EDT
Oops... Didn't notice that it was assigned to Axel. So... Hi Axel... Any progress on this?
Comment 4 Axel Thimm 2008-08-09 15:57:46 EDT
Can you try using just

apt-get upgrade

to get the bulk of the updates done and then retry the dist-upgrade?

The worst part is that it tries to remove rpm and rpm-libs. You can try -o Debug::pkgProblemResolver=true to get some more verbose output to see why apt would like to remove rpm/rpm-libs.
Comment 5 Eli Wapniarski 2008-08-10 12:46:56 EDT
Created attachment 313894 [details]
Debug Run with Apt-Get

OK -- Success... Mostly... I still have some perl issues but the upgrade is now complete.

Here is the order that got things done; with a brief explanations. Seems like a few balls got dropped when documenting dependencies in the packages. This should never have been this hard.

Anyway... Thanks for the suggestion Axel. And please... could you and the boys make sure that these dependency issues don't pop up again... Please?

Again Thanks for your help Axel.



Suggested from the debug info

apt-get -f install authconfig newt-python python rhpl kudzu vim vim-minimal totem-pl-parser

Conflicts with 32bit packages. These conflicts should never have happened.

rpm -e perl.32bit glib2-2.14.6-2.fc8.i386 gnome-keyring-2.20.3-1.fc8.i386 libsoup-2.2.104-1.fc8.i386 libbonobo-2.20.3-1.fc8.i386 gtk2-2.12.8-2.fc8.i386 ORBit2-2.14.10-2.fc8.i386 dbus-glib-0.73-8.fc8.i386 flash-plugin- nspluginwrapper-i386- gail-1.20.2-1.fc8.i386 pango-1.18.4-1.fc8.i386 atk-1.20.0-1.fc8.i386 gamin-0.1.9-4.fc8.i386 libIDL-0.8.9-1.fc8.i386 libglade2-2.6.2-3.fc8.i386 openldap-2.3.39-4.fc8.i386 avahi-0.6.21-8.fc8.i386 avahi-glib-0.6.21-8.fc8.i386 GConf2-2.20.1-1.fc8.i386 gnome-vfs2-2.20.1-1.fc8.i386 libgnome-2.20.1-2.fc8.i386 evolution-data-server-1.12.3-6.fc8.i386

libgweather gnome-applets

apt-get -f install authconfig newt-python python rhpl kudzu vim vim-minimal totem-pl-parser

apt-get -f upgrade

rpm -e --nodeps tetex texinfo-tex tetex-latex jadetex

apt-get -f dist-upgrade

Same issue with rpm and rpm-libs but the following was held back so...

apt-get -f install beagle ldapjdk ncurses ncurses-devel

apt-get -f dist-upgrade

Comment 6 Axel Thimm 2008-08-10 13:25:14 EDT
Sounds like a multilib problem. AFAIU multilib support in apt isn't yet perfect, and you may be seeing some bug manifestation of it. That's why your bug report is even more of value!

I think this is an upstream issue and since we have upstream in the house I'll switch Cc and Assigned_To positions :)
Comment 7 Eli Wapniarski 2008-08-10 16:23:44 EDT
OK... I hope this gets fixed soonest. Thanks again.
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:02:17 EDT
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 12:12:35 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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