Fedora 30 upgrade to 32 metadata error

I am attempting to upgrade Fedora 30 to within the next two versions to 32. Initial installation stages completed successfully but the fourth command drew an error.

 sudo dnf clean all
 sudo dnf update –refresh
 sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade
 sudo dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=32

Adobe Systems Incorporated 0.0 B/s | 0 B 00:00
Errors during downloading metadata for repository ‘adobe-linux-i386’:

I then attempted a previously posted solution: errors-during-downloading-metadata-for-reposito5275.

After inserting in /etc/dnf/dnf.conf either “fastestmirror=false” or “zchunk = False” or both, I issued:
sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf makecache --refresh -v
Loaded plugins: builddep, changelog, config-manager, copr, debug, debuginfo-install, download, generate_completion_cache, needs-restarting, playground, repoclosure, repodiff, repograph, repomanage, reposync, system-upgrade
DNF version: 4.2.18
cachedir: /var/cache/dnf
Making cache files for all metadata files.
adobe-linux-i386: has expired and will be refreshed.
fedora-cisco-openh264: has expired and will be refreshed.
fedora-modular: has expired and will be refreshed.
updates-modular: has expired and will be refreshed.
updates: has expired and will be refreshed.
fedora: has expired and will be refreshed.
skype-stable: has expired and will be refreshed.
repo: downloading from remote: adobe-linux-i386
Adobe Systems Incorporated 2.0 kB/s | 1.9 kB 00:00
adobe-linux-i386: using metadata from Tue 24 Nov 2020 23:50:28 GMT.
repo: downloading from remote: fedora-cisco-openh264
Fedora 30 openh264 (From Cisco) - i386 1.7 kB/s | 4.4 kB 00:02
fedora-cisco-openh264: using metadata from Tue 17 Sep 2019 19:20:16 BST.
repo: downloading from remote: fedora-modular
Fedora Modular 30 - i386 506 kB/s | 1.7 MB 00:03
fedora-modular: using metadata from Fri 26 Apr 2019 00:44:37 BST.
repo: downloading from remote: updates-modular
Fedora Modular 30 - i386 - Updates 593 kB/s | 3.2 MB 00:05
updates-modular: using metadata from Fri 22 May 2020 06:32:58 BST.
repo: downloading from remote: updates
sudo dnf makecache --refresh -v===== ] 819 kB/s | 7.2 MB 00:20 ETA
Fedora 30 - i386 - Updates 802 kB/s | 25 MB 00:32
updates: using metadata from Tue 26 May 2020 04:10:39 BST.
repo: downloading from remote: fedora
Fedora 30 - i386 975 kB/s | 54 MB 00:56
fedora: using metadata from Fri 26 Apr 2019 00:49:10 BST.
repo: downloading from remote: skype-stable
Skypeforlinux - stable 602 B/s | 3.7 kB 00:06
skype-stable: using metadata from Tue 12 Jan 2021 01:31:16 GMT.
Completion plugin: Generating completion cache…
Metadata cache created.

In every instance, install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade gave the same metadata error as above.

Can someone help, please? Thank you.

Welcome @skye1212 to ask fedora

Fedora 30 & 31 are already end of live versions. This means the repositories mentioned are different or not available anymore. To get rid of the error messages you can disable the repositories mentioned.

dnf repolist  #shows you the active repositories
dnf repolist --help |grep disablerepo  #show you how to disable the missing/defect repos.

It looks like a problem with DNS/network.

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Thank you for both your advice.

One of offending repos seems to be resolved. Despite being absent in repo list, the remaining two are still giving errors.

Perhaps I have missed something. Please bear with me as I am new at at this.

Best wishes.

dnf repolist
repo id repo name
adobe-linux-i386 Adobe Systems Incorporated
fedora Fedora 30 - i386
fedora-cisco-openh264 Fedora 30 openh264 (From Cisco) - i386
fedora-modular Fedora Modular 30 - i386
skype-stable Skypeforlinux - stable
updates Fedora 30 - i386 - Updates
updates-modular Fedora Modular 30 - i386 – Updates

dnf repolist–help |grep disablerepo #how to rem offenders
[–enablerepo [repo]] [–disablerepo [repo] | --repo
–disablerepo [repo]

dnf repolist --disablerepo adobe-linux-i386,fedora-cisco-openh264,fedora-modular
repo id repo name
fedora Fedora 30 - i386
skype-stable Skypeforlinux - stable
updates Fedora 30 - i386 - Updates
updates-modular Fedora Modular 30 - i386 - Updates

sudo dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=32
Adobe Systems Incorporated 7.5 kB/s | 2.9 kB 00:00
Fedora 32 openh264 (From Cisco) - i386
Errors during downloading metadata for repository ‘fedora-cisco-openh264’:

sudo dnf config-manager --save --setopt=fedora-cisco-openh264.enabled=0
sudo dnf config-manager --save --setopt=fedora-modular.enabled=0

Thank you, Vladislav. The command succeeded at disabling all 3 and another 2 offending repos that appeared subsequently.

My current concerns are:

  • system-upgrade download then completed really quickly
  • the Upgrading System screen has remained at 0% completed for nearly an hour

Does this sound right? Do I continue to be patient?

Do you see any progress if you press Esc?

The last timestamp was an hour ago.Seems to hang at cleaning and rebooting.

Screenshot attached.

Gnome Software Upgrade f31 to f33 hung at 63% - #2 by vgaetera