View Full Version : Dist-upgrade wants to remove apt?
31st May 2004, 11:25 PM
I've been using apt with fc2 for quite a while now, and when I started the upgrade to fc2, I fount apt in the "This software will be REMOVED" list, and apt insisted that "You are about to do something potentially harmful To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!' " -- I did not type in this phrase.
Can anyone explain how to get around this problem? I have apt-0.5.15cnc6-48.rhfc1.at installed, and no yum (yum conflicts with the atrpms-package-config-54-1.rhfc1.at, which is depended upon by apt; I'm unwilling to uninstall apt on the promise that maybe I can hand-install yum later...)
1st June 2004, 02:05 AM
You can't upgrade with apt without first upgrading some packages by hand. This is because FC2 uses a new version of RPM, which apt depends on, and so apt must be upgraded or rebuilt to work with the new version or else it will stop working halfway through the upgrade when the new stuff is installed.
I don't specifically know which packages you need to upgrade for FC1->FC2, but here is an article about the process when upgrading from FC1 -> FC2T1. This should shed some light on what you would have to do:
I would suggest a google search about upgrading from FC1 to FC2 via apt-get. I'm sure someone has written something up about this by now.
And on a side note, you should never have had to uninstall yum because of conflicts, especially with atrpms-package-config. I personally try to stay away from ATrpms because of things like this although I use DAG and FreshRPMs on a regular basis. There are versions of apt available from other repositories such as freshrpms, which don't depend on the atrpms package:
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