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Upgrading to Mandriva Linux 2008.0 is a pain!

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So I finally decided to upgrade my Mandriva Linux 2007.1 installation to the new 2008.0 release. I expected the upgrade to be quick and painless, but it was the opposite.

So I decided to do a fresh install instead of a 7 hours-long non-working upgrade. Selecting KDE as my default environment, it started installing RPMs again, now with a “remaining time” field of 1 hour only. *Much* better! Unfortunately, it was now complaining that it couldn’t install glibc (despite it installed cryptsetup successfully this time). Again another try, but now selecting as few RPMs as possible (avoiding KDE as it failed in my previous attempt). Same result: a package couldn’t be installed.

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