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#1 2013-05-21 21:43:17

ryz
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From: germany
Registered: 2008-01-28
Posts: 9

Problem Upgrading an old Arch Linux: filesystem AND glibc

Hello,

i have serious problems upgrading my Arch Linux box. I've been using a vServer which _only_ supplies an pretty old Arch Linux image.

Whatever i try,

My problems are:
- I cannot upgrade pacman from 4.0.3-1 to 4.1.1-1
- I cannot install filesystem 2013.03-2
- I cannot upgrade glibc from 2.16.0-1 to 2.17-5

pacman has filesystem and glibc as a dependency.
glibc has filesystem as a dependency.

When i try to install filesystem:

-bash-4.2# pacman -S filesystem
:: The following packages should be upgraded first :
    pacman
:: Do you want to cancel the current operation
:: and upgrade these packages now? [Y/n] n

resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Targets (2): iana-etc-2.30-3  filesystem-2013.03-2

Total Installed Size:   3.75 MiB

Proceed with installation? [Y/n]
(2/2) checking package integrity                                       [#######################################] 100%
(2/2) loading package files                                            [#######################################] 100%
(2/2) checking for file conflicts                                      [#######################################] 100%
error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
filesystem: /etc/mtab exists in filesystem
filesystem: /lib exists in filesystem
filesystem: /lib64 exists in filesystem
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

If i try to --force the installation of filesystem, the whole system will break super hard


Things i tried without success:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/De … iki:usrlib
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Upgrade_Path
http://allanmcrae.com/2012/07/updating- … e-install/
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=155534

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Last edited by ryz (2013-05-21 21:43:49)

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#2 2013-05-21 23:20:16

cfr
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Registered: 2011-11-27
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Re: Problem Upgrading an old Arch Linux: filesystem AND glibc

If reinstalling is not an option, upgrade incrementally using the ARM, following the order in the news.


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#3 2013-05-21 23:24:16

WonderWoofy
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From: Los Gatos, CA
Registered: 2012-05-19
Posts: 8,412

Re: Problem Upgrading an old Arch Linux: filesystem AND glibc

cfr wrote:

If reinstalling is not an option, upgrade incrementally using the ARM, following the order in the news.

^^^ This is what I was going to suggest as well.  Just keep in mind that unlike the normal mirrors, the Arch Rollback Machine is a single server.  So it is best not to think of this as something you can use and abuse at will.

Good luck!

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#4 2013-05-22 12:40:49

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Registered: 2012-02-10
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Re: Problem Upgrading an old Arch Linux: filesystem AND glibc

after reading a pile of bbs post's I would suggest keeping the config's /etc /home & any other important location & just bit the bullet & re-install


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#5 2013-05-22 14:10:05

WonderWoofy
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From: Los Gatos, CA
Registered: 2012-05-19
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Re: Problem Upgrading an old Arch Linux: filesystem AND glibc

t0m5k1 wrote:

after reading a pile of bbs post's I would suggest keeping the config's /etc /home & any other important location & just bit the bullet & re-install

You didn't read the post carefully enough.  This is not an option for the OP, as this is Arch hosted on a vserver and the image is provided to him (and is apparently old).

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