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fedora 17 software updater won't work? 't [closed]

asked 2012-12-11 11:19:29 -0500

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updated 2012-12-11 11:33:32 -0500

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Hi when I try to update my fedora 17 x64 install by the software updater I get this error message:

Could not get updates Failed to process your request
then it shows this error message in the box below that
GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface
`org.freedesktop.PackageKit.Transaction' on object at path /2_dadecdea_data

Can anyone tell me how I can fix this to where it will work again?

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by florian
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Try updating via command line. Open a terminal and type as root: "yum clean all && yum update"

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2012-12-11 17:56:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-06-06 04:02:47 -0500

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If you insist on running Fedora 17 then ...

In the file /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo ... Comment out the first "basearch" line and add the following line below it.

baseurl=http://archive.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/updates/$releasever/Fedora/$basearch/os/

In the file /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo ... Comment out the first "basearch" line and add the following line below it.

baseurl=http://archive.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/updates/$releasever/$basearch/

Run the following:

yum check-update
yum update

There will be dependency errors. Run

yum update --exclude-broken
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answered 2016-06-06 02:03:51 -0500

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Fedora 17 is EOL. It would be very difficult to upgrade 17>18>. . .>21>22. So better get a Fedora 22 or 23 image and install it.

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