From: Adam Williamson <adamw...@fedoraproject.org>
To: hlhow...@pacbell.net, Development discussions related to Fedora <de
Subject: Re: failure of f24 to f25 upgrade
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:22:31 -0800
On Thu, 2016-12-01 at 12:15 -0800, Howard Howell wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam Williamson <adamw...@fedoraproject.org>
> To: hlhow...@pacbell.net, Development discussions related to Fedora
> Subject: Re: failure of f24 to f25 upgrade
> Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:11:29 -0800
> On Thu, 2016-12-01 at 12:05 -0800, Howard Howell wrote:
> > Since the dnf erase command doesn't work, or tries to remove over
> > 211M
> > of files, do you mean just to remove the directory tree for the
> > offending package using the rm command?
> Sorry, I missed that part. I use 'dnf remove', but I don't know if
> there's any difference between that and 'dnf erase'. But when you say
> '211M of files', that could just be Google Earth itself; it's a
> big app. What exactly is the output from 'dnf remove google-earth'?
> Dependencies resolved.
> Package Arch Version Repositor
> Transaction Summary
> Remove 61 Packages
Wow, yeah. There is something weird going on there. It looks a lot like
the google-earth stuff is providing some kind of core stuff which
should usually come from a Fedora package, so that package isn't
installed. But I dunno how you got in that state in the *first* place.
What does `rpm -q --provides google-earth` show?
sorry for the second reply... but, google earth still works. I don't
remember when exactly I installed it, or from where. I was deep into a
bit of friends code he is using on robotics, which uses the google
earth api for its mapping. I get one track minded when chasing
software, and that package is 4 or 5 languages, deep directory stuff,
lots of indirect and text parsing in the web interface, so my mind was
in a different space when it asked for google earth. I normally load
such things just using dnf install, but I seem to remember that I
couldn't find google earth with dns (probably typos or text inversion),
so I may have downloaded it from google. Speed kills!
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