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asked 2011-12-03 14:10:40 -0500

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updated 2011-12-03 16:03:52 -0500

SoumyaC gravatar image

Hey folks, before even being able to start the pre-upgrade from F14 to F16 I get as far as that:

No Groups Available in any repository

Thought about updating yum first but no mirrors left. Dunno if F14 is already down. Would be great if anyone has a hint.

unknown metadata being downloaded: repomdqZeI3Rtmp.xml

preupgrade-updates (baseurl)



unknown metadata being downloaded: repomd1GbPm6tmp.xml

unknown metadata being downloaded: MEMORY

Fetched treeinfo from /16/Fedora/i386/os//.treeinfo

treeinfo timestamp: Thu Nov 3 04:11:15 2011

/boot/upgrade/vmlinuz checksum OK

/boot/upgrade/initrd.img checksum OK

Failed to add groups file for repository: preupgrade-fedora - None

Failed to add groups file for repository: preupgrade-rpmfusion-free-updates - None

Failed to add groups file for repository: preupgrade-updates - None

No Groups Available in any repository

Thanks in advance

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answered 2011-12-03 14:55:18 -0500

updated 2011-12-03 14:56:24 -0500

First I would caution you that IMO the jump from F14 -> f16 is quite large and I would highly suggest a fresh install.

If needed you can generate a list of all installed packages and use them to restore after you upgrade:

List all packages

rpm -qa > package.list

Save the package list on a flash drive, then restore from list

yum install $(cat package.list)

Or use Kickstart

system-config-kickstart --generate current.ks

IF you choose to upgrade ...

My guess is your problem is that you are behind a proxy.

If so , export your proxy

export http_proxy= # enter your proxy here

export httpsproxy=$httpproxy

If not, wait and re-try.

After you upgrade, see

You may want to review the above link and ask yourself if an upgrade is worth it , or if a fresh install might be less hassle.

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