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* Pass {{command|--allowerasing}}. This is similar to passing {{command|--excludepkg fedora-release-workstation}} except that it may also result in replacing other packages on your system unexpectedly. Make sure to carefully examine the transaction summary before proceeding. This option will '''change your system identity''' such that it will now report as a MATE Compiz system rather than a Workstation one.
 
* Pass {{command|--allowerasing}}. This is similar to passing {{command|--excludepkg fedora-release-workstation}} except that it may also result in replacing other packages on your system unexpectedly. Make sure to carefully examine the transaction summary before proceeding. This option will '''change your system identity''' such that it will now report as a MATE Compiz system rather than a Workstation one.
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Multiple users have reported that attempting to install Eclipse and/or related packages, or to upgrade a system with Eclipse installed to Fedora 30, fails with various dependency errors. This appears to be caused by mismatches between packages in some modules and packages in the non-modular repositories. The relevant packagers are working to investigate and resolve these issues as soon as possible. Please follow the bug report for specific details and possible workarounds.

Revision as of 17:39, 29 April 2019

This page documents common bugs in Fedora 30 and, if available, fixes or workarounds for these problems. If you find your problem in this page, please do not file a bug for it, unless otherwise instructed. Where appropriate, a reference to the current bug(s) in Bugzilla is included.

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Read the Fedora 30 release announcement and the Fedora 30 release notes for specific information about changes in Fedora 30 and other general information.


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Core system issues

DNF logs very verbosely by default, leads to large log files

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1355764

By default, the DNF included with Fedora 30 does some very verbose logging. Especially the file /var/log/dnf.librepo.log contains very detailed logging of mirror selection and file download operations. Some operations, such as a system upgrade or reposync, can potentially cause multiple gigabytes of messages to be written to this log file. The DNF log files are configured for rotation, so they will be compressed and expired weekly so long as Package-x-generic-16.pnglogrotate is installed, but this can be insufficient when a single operation can cause the files to grow very large.

If the DNF log files are filling up your disk and you need a solution urgently, it is safe to simply remove the log files (after copying them elsewhere if you need them for reference), this will not break anything. A future libdnf update is planned to reduce the dnf.librepo.log verbosity. Until then, if this is an ongoing problem for you, you can work around it by redirecting the log output to /dev/null - see this bug comment for one way to do that.

Upgrade issues

GRUB boot menu is not populated after an upgrade

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1652806

If you have a legacy BIOS installation, it is possible that after the upgrade process the GRUB bootloader will not be able to populate the boot menu and just display the GRUB prompt. This happens on systems that were originally installed using Fedora 20 or older.

This happens because the GRUB core and modules in legacy BIOS are never updated unless the grub2-install command is executed. Because in Fedora 30 the default GRUB configuration was changed to use BootLoaderSpec-style files by default, the blscfg module is updated when the Package-x-generic-16.pnggrub2-pc-modules package is upgraded. But this module only is compatible with older versions of the GRUB core up to Fedora 21.

So if you have an installation that has been updated since Fedora 20 or before, it is recommended to execute the grub2-install command before doing a system upgrade. This should not affect legacy BIOS installations since Fedora 21 and also UEFI installs since in the UEFI case the GRUB core is updated and the modules are built-in.

If you hit this issue, the old GRUB configuration is stored in /boot/grub2/grub.cfg.rpmsave. So the system can be recovered by executing the following from the GRUB prompt:

grub> configfile /grub2/grub.cfg.rpmsave

And then execute the grub2-install /dev/X command (where X is the boot device, i.e sda) to update the GRUB core and the modules to the latest version installed by the Package-x-generic-16.pnggrub2-pc-modules package.

Conflicts between fedora-release packages on upgrade

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1649921

When attempting to upgrade to Fedora 30, you may see conflicts between multiple Package-x-generic-16.pngfedora-release subpackages. If this happens, we recommend you remove one of the conflicting packages to unblock the upgrade. Leave installed the package that most closely matches how you want the system to identify itself - the one that most closely matches your primary use of the system.

Workstation issues

Other software issues

Conflicts between fedora-release packages when installing package groups

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1649921

When trying to install package groups, you may run into a conflict between different Package-x-generic-16.pngfedora-release subpackages. This can happen for example if you install the server-product package group or several of the desktop groups after initial system installation. This error would look something like this:

Error: 
 Problem: problem with installed package fedora-release-workstation-30-0.24.noarch
  - package fedora-release-workstation-30-0.24.noarch conflicts with system-release provided by fedora-release-matecompiz-30-0.25.noarch
  - package fedora-release-matecompiz-30-0.25.noarch conflicts with system-release provided by fedora-release-workstation-30-0.24.noarch
  - package fedora-release-workstation-30-0.25.noarch conflicts with system-release provided by fedora-release-matecompiz-30-0.25.noarch
  - package fedora-release-matecompiz-30-0.25.noarch conflicts with system-release provided by fedora-release-workstation-30-0.25.noarch
  - conflicting requests
(try to add '--allowerasing' to command line to replace conflicting packages or '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages)

But with the package names depending on the package you already have installed, and the package coming in with the group you are trying to install.

You have four choices for how to resolve this issue. In each case we use the package names from the example above; obviously you should modify these to match the package names that are actually involved in the conflict on your system.

  • RECOMMENDED Pass --excludepkg fedora-release-matecompiz to DNF. This will remove just this package from the transaction and allow the rest of the group to be resolved normally. This option will retain your system's "identity" to what it was from initial installation.
  • Pass --excludepkg fedora-release-workstation to DNF. This will remove just this package from the transaction and allow the rest of the group to be resolved normally. This option will change your system identity such that it will now report as a MATE Compiz system rather than a Workstation one.
  • Pass --skip-broken. This is similar to passing --excludepkg fedora-release-matecompiz except that it will also skip any other potential conflicts which may result in an incomplete group install. Make sure to carefully examine the transaction summary before proceeding. This option will retain your system's "identity" to what it was from initial installation.
  • Pass --allowerasing. This is similar to passing --excludepkg fedora-release-workstation except that it may also result in replacing other packages on your system unexpectedly. Make sure to carefully examine the transaction summary before proceeding. This option will change your system identity such that it will now report as a MATE Compiz system rather than a Workstation one.

Problems trying to install Eclipse, or upgrade a system with Eclipse installed

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1692089

Multiple users have reported that attempting to install Eclipse and/or related packages, or to upgrade a system with Eclipse installed to Fedora 30, fails with various dependency errors. This appears to be caused by mismatches between packages in some modules and packages in the non-modular repositories. The relevant packagers are working to investigate and resolve these issues as soon as possible. Please follow the bug report for specific details and possible workarounds.