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Upgrading to F25 - conflicting packages

asked 2016-11-24 09:45:41 -0500

osulluke gravatar image

Hello everyone,

I'm relatively inexperienced with Linux (~1 year), but can generally comfortably navigate the command line. That said, I've run into an issue while trying to upgrade F24 to F25. After running through the upgrade instructions included in this guide, I get a series of errors that deal (I think) with other installed packages I have in my environment.

To trim down the size of the post, I'm including an example of the output below:

Error: Transaction check error:
    file X from install of Y.fc25.x86_64 conflicts with file from package Z

For a full version of what I'm seeing, I've included a small .txt file to show what's going on. Most of the conflicts are from the tex/LaTex program from what I see, which is something I installed mostly out of curiosity. I don't have an issue removing it, but am uncomfortable doing so, because when I run sudo dnf remove tex the list of packages it says it's going to remove includes many, MANY others that I think don't have much (anything?) to do with the LaTeX install. I've included that output as well.

Very thankful to those who have suggestions for dealing with this!


PS - well, I don't have enough points to upload files, but the output example from above will probably be enough for at least a suggestion. In regards to the sudo dnf remove tex output, some of the files deal with gcc, perl, python, R-core, etc...lots of stuff that I 'think' still needs to be there. Thanks again.

`R-core                   x86_64 3.3.1-2.fc24               @updates       79 M
 gcc-c++                  x86_64 6.2.1-2.fc24               @updates       26 M
 gcc-gfortran             x86_64 6.2.1-2.fc24               @updates       25 M`
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You can remove it and reinstall it later, also make sure the conflict is not with i686 files if there are remove the i686.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-11-24 10:43:35 -0500 )edit

Can you paste paste error message here?

zgest gravatar imagezgest ( 2016-11-24 20:57:53 -0500 )edit

i also did it with removal of the conflicting packages - i copied the list of removed packages into LibreOfficeCalc and pivoted them there and pasted the back into a dnf install after upgrade was done.

ceres2009 gravatar imageceres2009 ( 2016-11-25 07:26:00 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-11-25 14:43:45 -0500

eddygeek gravatar image

None of the dependencies you listed will make your system unbootable, so as commented you can safely write them down and reinstall after upgrade.

For more details, dnf is probably removing R because it depends on tex and then removing gcc because R was the only reason gcc was installed.

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