Description of problem:
Updated a machine via Fedup using the Beta image. a yum update fails to update firefox due to:
Transaction check error:
file /usr/lib64/firefox/browser/defaults/preferences from install of firefox-21.0-3.fc19.x86_64 conflicts with file from package firefox-21.0-3.fc18.x86_64
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
firefox-21.0-3.fc19.x86_64 and firefox-21.0-3.fc18.x86_64
Steps to Reproduce:
1. fedup a system
2. yum update which includes firefox
Same problem here.
So you can't upgrade from firefox-21.0-3.fc18.x86_64 to firefox-21.0-3.fc19.x86_64, right?
It's because /usr/lib64/firefox/browser/defaults/preferences is a symlink in firefox-21.0-3.fc18.x86_64 and a regular directory in firefox-21.0-3.fc19.x86_64.
(Due to directory changes in Firefox 21).
It looks like we have to migrate files from /usr/lib64/firefox/defaults/preferences to /usr/lib64/firefox/browser/defaults/preferences in some pre-install rpm script.
If it helps, I went from F17 to F19 directly, via fedup and had the same problem with firefox. I ended up using rpm to remove firefox, then reinstalled it with yum.
The old replacing-a-dir-with-a-symlink bug rears its ugly head yet again. *sigh*
I'm sure you're familiar with it, but if not all the gory details are in bug 646523.
Please expedite the necessary %pretrans hackery if you can; a lot of people on the users list are hitting this on upgrade, and a lot of people are upgrading right now since F17 just went EOL. Thanks!
firefox-23.0.1-3.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
firefox-23.0.1-3.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing firefox-23.0.1-3.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
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firefox-23.0.1-3.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
firefox-23.0.1-4.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
firefox-23.0.1-4.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
firefox-23.0.1-4.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.