Fedora 9′s Broken Install
May 16, 2008 / By Raj Thukral
Fedora 9 was released on the 13th. I waited a whole three days to make sure I wasn’t going to be the beta-tester. Then I tried out the live release, and finally decided to upgrade my main workstation to Fedora 9 today. To be sure I wouldn’t mess stuff up, I used the DVD installer to upgrade.
The upgrade finished fine, but when I rebooted, XChat would not run.
[14:15:53]$ xchat xchat: error while loading shared libraries: libperl.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
rpm have to say about this?
[14:26:31]$ rpm -q xchat xchat-2.8.4-11.fc8.i386 [14:26:39]$
Hmm . . . looks like the package did not get upgraded. Wondering how many others did not get upgraded, I did a quick check:
[14:26:39]$ rpm -qa | grep fc8|wc -l 139
Wow! 139 packages still carry the fc8 tag! Next I checked if the updates repository has the updates:
[root@rajlin ~]# yum update ... ... Transaction Summary =================================================================== Install 18 Package(s) Update 148 Package(s) Remove 0 Package(s)
While I didn’t check all the packages in the list, XChat is definitely there:
xchat i386 1:2.8.4-15.fc9 fedora 1.3 M
So did Fedora just push out a release with old packages just to stay on schedule, and is actually releasing packages now hoping nobody would notice? I mounted the install DVD (all 3.4G of it, by the way) and checked:
[root@rajlin Packages]# rpm -q xchat xchat-2.8.4-11.fc8.i386 [root@rajlin Packages]# rpm -q xinetd xinetd-2.3.14-14.fc8.i386 [root@rajlin Packages]# ls -ltrh xch* ls: cannot access xch*: No such file or directory [root@rajlin Packages]# ls -ltrh xinet* ls: cannot access xinet*: No such file or directory [root@rajlin Packages]#
These packages are just not there! And now I’m doing a network upgrade. It makes me wonder what I got for 3.4G worth of downloaded DVD. Readers — any similar experiences or advice?
Oh well . . . on to better (!?) things — I will be installing Oracle next to see how that works on this shiny new distribution. Expect a report soon.
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