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Re: upgrade F7 to F8 problems



> On Nov 11, 2007 7:16 AM, Claude Jones <cjones levitjames com> wrote:
> > In general, using yum upgrade on two machines has gone well.
> > On both, I have a problem I can't resolve. I have ended up with two versions
> > of avahi.
> >
> > # rpm -qa | grep avahi
> > avahi-0.6.21-6.fc8
> > avahi-qt3-0.6.21-6.fc8
> > avahi-compat-howl-0.6.21-6.fc8
> > avahi-compat-libdns_sd-0.6.21-6.fc8
> > avahi-devel-0.6.21-6.fc8
> > kdnssd-avahi-devel-0.1.3-0.2.20060713svn.fc8
> > kdnssd-avahi-0.1.3-0.2.20060713svn.fc8
> > avahi-0.6.17-1.fc7
> > avahi-glib-0.6.21-6.fc8
> >
> > So, I have two versions of avahi, now - the fc7 and fc8
> > Attempts to remove avahi-0.6.17-1.fc7 result in an error:
> >
> > # rpm -e avahi-0.6.17-1.fc7
> > error: %postun(avahi-0.6.17-1.fc7.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
> >
> > I get a similar message using smart, yum, or kpackage
> >
> > Can anyone give me an idea of how to proceed?
> >
> > Oh yes, and this is the third try at sending this email - I'm getting messages
> > saying the redhat server is having trouble doing a virus scan on this
> > text-only, non-html message....
> > --
> > Claude Jones
> > Brunswick, MD, USA
>
> A good reason to do a new install versus an upgrade. But that is
> besides the point. Have you tried "rpm -e --noscripts  ...."?
>

I just got this error as well. "rpm -e --nopostun ..." works. So
--noscripts would work too.

I've been using Fedora since FC1, and I've never run into an obstacle
in upgrading that required more effort to solve than wiping the system
and doing a fresh install! And that said, it's only gotten easier with
later versions of fedora...


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