My computer froze in the middle of a DNF update and now DNF does not work and Yum does not exist on my system. When I try to do anything with yum I get “command not found” and when I try to do anything with DNF I get:
write_main() failed to re-load written solv file
The dnf.log tells me:
2019-11-11T17:50:17Z DEBUG repo: using cache for: fedora-modular 2019-11-11T17:50:17Z DEBUG not found deltainfo for: Fedora Modular 28 - x86_64 2019-11-11T17:50:17Z DEBUG not found updateinfo for: Fedora Modular 28 - x86_64 2019-11-11T17:50:17Z SUBDEBUG Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 115, in cli_run cli.run() File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dnf/cli/cli.py", line 1015, in run self._process_demands() File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dnf/cli/cli.py", line 768, in _process_demands load_available_repos=self.demands.available_repos) File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dnf/base.py", line 475, in fill_sack self._add_repo_to_sack(r) File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dnf/base.py", line 147, in _add_repo_to_sack load_updateinfo=True) OSError: write_main() failed to re-load written solv file 2019-11-11T17:50:17Z CRITICAL write_main() failed to re-load written solv file 2019-11-11T17:50:17Z DDEBUG Cleaning up.
I would like to re-install DNF manually, however, I am using Fedora 28 and I cannot find a DNF version below fedora 29. When I try to use RPM to install a later version of DNF, there are loads and loads of python dependencies that need to be manually downloaded.
Is there anyway to repair dnf or yum without having to manually install dozens of other dependencies?