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Archive for July, 2009

Unable to update to rawhide – rpmlib(PayloadIsXz)

Posted by rawhidewatch on July 31, 2009

jlaska wrote:
Trying to update your Fedora 11 (or older) system to the latest rawhide content?  You might notice a failure similar to below when attempting to upgrade using yum:

rpmlib(PayloadIsXz) <= 5.2-1 is needed by kernel-PAE-2.6.31-0.107.rc4.git3.fc12.i686 
rpmlib(PayloadIsXz) <= 5.2-1 is needed by kernel-firmware-2.6.31-0.107.rc4.git3.fc12.noarch

Turns out that rawhide packages now use XZ (the new LZMA format) as the default payload compression format.  The details of this new feature can be found on the XZRpmPayloads feature page.  Testers that install directly from Fedora 12 or rawhide should not experience problems.  However, folks upgrading from Fedora 11 or from an older rawhide may need to manually workaround this issue using the following commands:

yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update rpm

Once completed, you may continue with the rawhide upgrade:

yum --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=rawhide update

More information on upgrading to rawhide can be found on the wiki.

Happy testing!

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Rawhide x86_64 DNS broken? nss-mdns multilib issue

Posted by rawhidewatch on July 9, 2009

Tip of the hat to Will Woods for this tip.

If you're using an x86_64 system (F11 or Rawhide) and having trouble
with DNS (hostname lookups) after recent updates, check to see if you
have nss-mdns.i586 installed *without* nss-mdns.x86_64:

  rpm -q nss-mdns

If so, you should be able to fix name resolution by doing either:

  mv /etc/nsswitch.conf /etc/nsswitch.conf.saved
  mv /etc/nsswitch.conf.bak /etc/nsswitch.conf
  yum install nss-mdns.x86_64

or simply: yum erase nss-mdns

The cause of the problem is a recent change to WINE that made it require
nss-mdns[1]. Since wine is i586-only, the i586 nss-mdns package gets
installed. This is a long-standing bug with multilib support[2] that the
RPM developers are working on. 

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=492700
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=442047

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