Infinality breaks Fedora 25 to 26 upgrade

Very much like a previous blog post. In that case the bootchart package borked the F21 to F22 upgrade. Here to make a long story short in going from F25 to F26 this time it was infinality.

How did I figure it out?

Most of the init sequence would execute but couldn't get to gdm so startup only got so far.

Booted into single user mode and then did

    init 4

Did a dnf distro-sync but that didn't help.
But when I looked in /var/log/messages I saw the error message regarding libharfbuzz mentioned here.

/usr/lib/ undefined reference to 'FT_Get_Var_Blend_Coordinates'
That link mentioned infinality. 

dnf remove infinality-repo
dnf remove freetype-infinality 

did the trick. Then I could do 

   init 5

So infinality seemed to break F25 to F26 upgrade.


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