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Old 21st April 2009, 06:53 AM
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FC9 -> FC10 Post upgrade: akmod-nvidia update borks

Well, I've just upgraded an FC9 system to FC10. The first time a version release upgrade has ever worked (for me) since I started with FC3.

Not so good however is the post upgrade 'software update' process. Managed to install all the security updates but when trying the hundreds of other updates system keeps failing with

Public key for akmod-nvidia-180.37-2.fc11.1.i586.rpm is not installed

Strange, cus I don't recall installing akmod-nvidia at any point and why is it trying to install an fc11 package anyway. I turned off the fedora-rawhide repositories but that made no difference.

I do have an Nvidia card insatlled any usually use the kmod-nvidia packages.

Can any good person perhaps suggest some ways to get round this problem 'cus it is stopping the entire system update.

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Old 21st April 2009, 07:35 AM
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I did an upgrade from F8 to F10 and it worked ok until I borked it. Oh well, here are a couple of things you can look at...

Do a "uname -a" to see if you are running an i686 or an i586 kernel.

Remember a couple of versions back fc6 or f7 had i58s issues?

Do an "rpm -qa | grep kmod" to see what is the arch of installed.

The akmod will build the kmod package for a kernel version if there is not one available in the repositories.

You can always try to use yum with the "--nogpgcheck" option, but don't know if that may just force stuff in that you don;t need.

A safer option is to use "yumex" if you can get a graphical DE up, then select all updates, then unselect the troublesome package -- in this case, akmod-nvidia-180.37-2.fc11.1.i586.
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Old 21st April 2009, 07:36 AM
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Hello:
It may have to do with your 3rd party repository?

At one time it was livna.org and now it's rpmfusion.org

I believe some of the signing keys etc. also changed.
http://rpm.livna.org/
http://rpmfusion.org/

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Old 22nd April 2009, 07:25 AM
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Thanks for suggestions so far. Sorry it's taken a little while t respond - been away from machine.

$ uname -a
Linux flyhalf.wharf.home 2.6.27.12-78.2.8.fc9.i686 #1 SMP Mon Jan 19 20:14:35 EST 2009 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

$ rpm -qa | grep kmod
kmod-nvidia-2.6.27.15-78.2.23.fc9.i686-173.14.15-1.fc9.10.i686
kmod-nvidia-2.6.27.19-78.2.30.fc9.i686-173.14.15-1.fc9.11.i686
kmod-nvidia-2.6.27.12-78.2.8.fc9.i686-173.14.15-1.fc9.9.i686
kmod-nvidia-173.14.15-1.fc9.11.i686
[akdpa732@flyhalf ~]$

Repository libraries are:

Adobe Systems
Fedora 10 - i386
Fedora 10 - i386 - updates
RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free
RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free - Updates
RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Nonfree
RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Nonfree - Updates
rpm.livna.org for 10 - i386


So clearly, despite my earlier Hurrah, it hasn't gone up to FC10 yet. I suspect that part of the update package list is likely to be an FC10 kernel package

Perhaps if I deinstall NvIdia support and then try an update? Would that maybe work? I assume I just deinstall the kmod packages.
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Old 22nd April 2009, 07:36 AM
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confirm: I found the kernel packages in update list and installed just them.
$ uname -a
Linux flyhalf.wharf.home 2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.i686 #1 SMP Mon Mar 23 23:37:54 EDT 2009 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

By the by, So that means then, that without an internet connection, anyone wanting to upgrade as opposed to install from DVD is going to fail because the upgrade process itself doesn't actually install the kernel and other packages. One to remember going forward.
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Old 22nd April 2009, 07:49 AM
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For the record. I _am_ on F10 and have a bunch of packages - guesstimating 200+ - show up as .fc9, just not the nvidia ones. -- and this was a fresh install -- from the livecd. But back to the issue at hand.

Please detail the method you used to upgrade from F9 to F10, including links to procedures and how-to's if you can.

EDIT: just refreshed the thread and looks like you are figuring it out.

Did you get the solar theme after the first upgrade?

So now does "yum update" work ok for you?

OFF TOPIC: With all of the flak the noobs get from calling the last few loads Fedora CORE 9, or Fedora CORE 10, why in the hell are the packages still named with ."fc9" and ".fc10" ??????
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Old 23rd April 2009, 08:23 AM
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It's a versioning issue. Basically a package named with f9 would be considered older then a package named fc8.
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Old 29th April 2009, 08:25 AM
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Ugrade failed

Just to wrap up this thread;

I eventually gave up on this and did a fresh install instead.

After getting the kernel upgraded the machine would hang when booting while trying to start smartd (whatever that is, new in F10 I think.)

I did read somewhere that although there is an upgrade option for fedora, it's not really recommended, and I guess the writer was spot on. Just a thought for the fedora team if they ever read this. Upgrading ease is important. But I guess Fedora is not really aimed at stable base users. You'd probably use Ubuntu for that or a commercially supported distribution.

Thanks for your help folks.
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Old 29th April 2009, 09:30 AM
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In the future, if you have a problem with the system hanging during boot, you could try pressing " i " for interactive startup. As soon as Plymouth starts loading, hit the escape key to watch the text and it will tell you when to hit " i ". Then answer yes to the drivers and services you want to load, and no to the ones you want to skip.

The smartd service has been around a while and is a hard drive health check monitor, not really necessary i guess - but not new either.
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Old 29th April 2009, 11:28 AM
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Cheers Shess01. Your help is appreciated.
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