While updating Fedora Core 14 you receive this transaction error:
Transaction error: could not add package update for
My first thought was, what in the world is that for? I first removed all the bug fixes and tried it, only to get the same transaction error. I then removed all the updates except a firefox and flash update. I tried it again, and again got the same transaction error with regards to sane-backends-libs. So what is this “Sane Backends” that is interfering with FC14 software update?
Apparently the Fedora Core 14 update transaction error issue, from Bugzilla, is that the problem was that sane-backends-libs-gphoto2 has been obsoleted by the new package sane-backends-drivers-cameras, but it appears that the software update did not deal with this.
So what is the resolution for the Transaction error: could not add package update for sane-backends-libs-1.0.22-5.fc14(i686)updates:
sane-backends-libs-1.0.22-5.fc14.i686″? I logged in as root from a terminal window and ran the following command: sudo yum update –obsoletes
This command updated everything for me including the kernal, so I needed to also update my grub configuration in /boot/grub/grub.conf
After a successful boot test, I limited the grub boot configuration to 2 kernals and windows 7, (down from 3 kernal options after the new kernal update). I always keep 2 kernal boot configurations available after a new kernal install. By the time I feel secure that the kernal is stable, it’s time to update the kernal again.
I hope this assisted you with the sane-backends-libs transaction error and that it gave you a clear understanding of what to expect when you run the window terminal command for the Fedora Core 14 update.