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When attempting to upgrade from Fedora Core 27 to Fedora Core 28, it may fail on the nss-pem package.

I spent some time trying to find the solution for this, and came across numerous posts on the “Red Hat Bugzilla”, particularly this post.

Unfortunately no fix was found.

See below for an example on the failed upgrade output:

[[email protected] ~]# dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=28
Before you continue ensure that your system is fully upgraded by running "dnf --refresh upgrade". Do you want to continue [y/N]: y
Fedora 28 - x86_64 - Updates                                                                                                                                $
Fedora 28 - x86_64                                                                                                                                          $
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RPM Fusion for Fedora 28 - Free - Updates                                                                                                                   $
RPM Fusion for Fedora 28 - Free                                                                                                                             $
RPM Fusion for Fedora 28 - Nonfree - Updates                                                                                                                $
RPM Fusion for Fedora 28 - Nonfree                                                                                                                          $
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 Problem: nss-pem-1.0.3-6.fc27.i686 has inferior architecture
  - nss-pem-1.0.3-6.fc27.x86_64 does not belong to a distupgrade repository
  - problem with installed package nss-pem-1.0.3-6.fc27.i686

To resolve this, manually install the nss-pem packages from FC28 prior to the upgrade using the following command.

dnf install nss-pem-1.0.3-9.fc28 --releasever=28

After doing so, re-attempt to upgrade and the upgrade should now proceed.

  10 Responses to “Fedora upgrade from 27 to 28 (FC27 to FC28) fails on nss-pem”

  1. thanks

  2. Thank you very much! Great answer.

  3. Excelent! Works fine!

  4. Thank you. Worked perfectly!

  5. Thank you! it worked

  6. Thanks. A little clarity is so appreciated in this world. The upgrade is now on the way.

  7. Thank you! very tips

  8. Thank you so much !

  9. Great ! Thank you for sharing this.

  10. Thanks!!!

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