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Intel Graphics Installer has package compatability issues with gnome 3.12

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Apr 24, 2014 - 05:12pm

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    Fedora 20 w/ gnome 3.12 (via the COPR repo) has compatability issues with the intel graphics installer. The COPR repo seems to replace libpackagekit-glibc2 with a newer PackageKit-glib

    Here's the error message when trying to install gnome 3.12 after the intel graphics installer.

    Error: Package: intel-linux-graphics-installer-1.0.4-2.5.x86_64 (@/intel-linux-graphics-installer-1.0.4-2.5.x86_64)
               Removing: PackageKit-glib-0.8.17-1.fc20.x86_64 (@updates)
               Updated By: PackageKit-glib-0.9.1-1.fc20.x86_64 (rhughes-f20-gnome-3-12-x86_64)
               Available: PackageKit-glib-0.8.13-1.fc20.x86_64 (fedora)
     You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
     You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

    It'd be great if we could support both on the same system, it's too hard to choose between updated intel graphics drivers or gnome 3.12 features!



    Apr 24, 2014 - 05:12pm
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    So far it seems, using the installer to update the packages then removing it (just the installer) and then updating to the gnome 3.12 packages seems to work fine.

    Apr 26, 2014 - 10:51pm
  • Hi - As you can imagine, there's a limit to how many 3rd party repos we can be compatible with, since it's effectively an open ended problem, but thanks for letting us know - we'll take a look and see if there's a way we can work around this particular problem (although given the timing, probably not for the upcoming release: It'll have to be for the one after that).

    Apr 28, 2014 - 07:46am
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    Thanks for the update. It looks like the package is going to get replaced in the future Fedora release anyway, so it'd have to be something that needs to get addressed at some point. 

    As it only effects the installer, it's not really a show stopper as I can grab the driver then remove the installer and upgrade to gnome 3.12


    Apr 28, 2014 - 04:42pm
  • Ok - thanks for the info. We'd certainly address it for the next fedora release, as we'd rebuild everything for that anyway. It's just a bit tricky to keep up with every external repo out there (as you can no doubt imagine).

    May 08, 2014 - 08:02am
  • Sorry to dig up an old thread.

    Fired up Fedora 21 and have this exact issue, though I don't think I can downgrade gnome ;).

    I'm sure you guys are hard at work on 1.0.8 with fedora 21 in mind, but do you know if there is a trick to get the 1.0.7 installer to work?  like convincing the rpm to use PackageKit-glib or something?  I'll poke at the problem a bit but I was hoping someone has already solved it and can give me an easy button.



    Dec 17, 2014 - 01:49pm
  • You could probably trick it into working, but there's not much point:

    The 1.0.7 stack is older than what's in F21 so even if you could make it work,
    it would result in a downgrade. The new installer (probably out this month)
    will contain packages that are newer than what's in F21 so I'd advise you
    to wait for that.

    Jan 06, 2015 - 07:26am