[Mageia-discuss] troubles with update ended with totally dead system.
Juan R. de Silva
juan.r.d.silva at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 03:52:21 CEST 2011
I do not know if it could be seen as a kind of a contribution...
I installed Mageia 1 almost as soon as it was released for evaluation
purposes on Dell Latitude d820. Mine is a multiboot environment with
several distros like Ubuntu Lucid, Fedora 15, Arch, SL 6.1, and a couple
of others installed.
I kept playing with it from time to time (my main systems for now are
Ubuntu Lucid on laptop, and Debian Squeeze on my workstation). I should
say I was quite impressed, especially considering short time Mageia
Then troubles started. On one of next system updates I had these:
Sorry, the following packages cannot be selected:
- kdebase4-runtime-4.6.5-1.1.mga1.i586 (due to conflicts with soprano-
- task-kde4-minimal-4.6.5-0.mga1.noarch (due to conflicts with soprano-
google provided with one link only. It was Mageia forum, not exactly my
case but had enough to be considered helpful.
'rpm -e --nodeps soprano-plugin-virtuoso' revealled the plugin was not
installed at all. A little weird, update conflicting with a not installed
packages, "never mind" I said.
After run 'urpmi soprano-plugin-virtuoso' and installing the plugin I
happily get get rid of almost all the above warnings. But still had this
Sorry, the following package cannot be selected:
Well, that was quite a progress.
I run 'urpmi kipi-plugins-expoblending' and on the next update attempt I
did not get any restricting warnings/errors. So far so good. Finally I
could proceed with the update.
It seemed to complete well: no warnings, no errors. Except one little
dirty thing - the system failed to boot after restart. It stuck at GRUB
prompt with no errors displayed, just a word "GRUB". No reaction on any
key, not 'e', not 'c', not 'shift' button, not any others. Not even Ctl-
Alt-Del. The only way to get out of there was pressing Power Off button.
Booting from SystemRescueCD and reinstalling grub helped nothing. Plain
But this was a climax. I get to the Mageia forum, trying to search for a
clue and get this:
"Sorry but you cannot use search at this time. Please try again in a few
And no, folks, I've not reported any bugs. Sorry, far to many... :-( At
the end I did not try to anything funny here. Just a regular system
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