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Re: Can't update F9



How about backing up your userspace to usb flashdrive and installing F10
from scratch after a reformat of your disk drive?

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 08:22:51AM -0700, Alan Evans wrote:
> Hello, helpful, friendly types.
> 
> I have an old laptop that, for whatever reason, I can't install F10 on
> directly. I can't remember what the problem was, exactly, but the
> installer pukes or freezes or somesuch. So the machine has languished
> on a shelf for several months.
> 
> Anyway, I decided to give it another go this weekend. My strategy was
> to install and update F9 then immediately upgrade to F10 over the
> network. So I booted my old F9 boot disk and installed F9 by FTP.
> 
> Then I did a yum update and was surprised that only 5 packages would
> be updated. Only then did I recall the oldkey/newkey madness. I went
> ahead with the mini-update, that proceeded all the way to the end --
> download, update, and cleanup, then failed with a long, cryptic
> backtrace. That's odd, I thought, but it seemed to accomplish the
> update, so I rebooted the machine and attempted the final update.
> 
> No joy. Now all yum does is spend all night failing with "Bad
> checksum" on URL after URL trying to retrieve "updates-newkey" until I
> either kill it or it eventually (after a very long time) bails out
> with another backtrace. What I seem to have now is a perfectly running
> F9 system that can't be updated nor new packages installed. I've tried
> "yum clean all" which didn't help, and now I'm at the end of what I
> know how to do with any confidence.
> 
> What can be done?
> 
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