On 2014-07-20 23:56, jpff wrote:
> Updated from a DVD and selecting update, certainly for this machine; the
> other had a more complex history fron in-place update, unbootable
> machine, lots of fiddling and eventally running system
The typical problem is that the DVD can not upgrade what is not included
in the DVD itself. The cure is to run, after the offline upgrade, a
modified online upgrade:
Yes, the three of them, and in that order, I think.
It has to be done before any additional repos are added, which would
complicate matters greatly.
An exception could be nvidia/ati repo, if it was used previously.
After you do the above, and reboot, you can add packman and do the
Another possible problem are stale config files. Run “rcrpmconfigcheck”.
You should get a list of *.rpmnew files and *.rpmsave files.
When a package is upgraded, rpm can do one of two things with the config
files: 1) leave the old one in place, and add the propossed new one
renamed .rpmnew. 2) Rename the old one as .rpmsave and install a brand
I suggest making a backup of both the active config file, and the .rpm
file, then open both with:
meld /path/configfile /path/configfile.rpmsave
meld /path/configfile /path/configfile.rpmnew
“meld” is a KDE based editor that compares both files and highlights
differences. You can copy sections from one side to the other, save or
abort and retry.
Once done, delete the rpmsave or rpmnew file.
Repeat for the entire list that “rcrpmconfigcheck” produces, till it
comes back empty.
(this procedure should be done anytime you do any update; however, it is
crucial after a system wide upgrade)
Some more info:
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” (Minas Tirith))