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Fedora 25: Workaround to install system-config-kickstart 1

Recently, we tried to install system-config-kickstart on a Fedora 25 x86_64 Workstation but it failed because dnf could not find an installation candidate for system-config-date.

The hack-ish solution

After reviewing the packages that were available at the time in https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/packages/system-config-date/ we found the latest rpm version and we had dnf install that manually.
sudo dnf install https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/packages/system-config-date/1.10.9/3.fc25/noarch/system-config-date-1.10.9-3.fc25.noarch.rpm python-kickstart system-config-kickstart;
The installation went smoothly and we were able to use system-config-kickstart.

Output of successful installation

sudo dnf install https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/packages/system-config-date/1.10.9/3.fc25/noarch/system-config-date-1.10.9-3.fc25.noarch.rpm python-kickstart system-config-kickstart
Last metadata expiration check: 2:57:07 ago on Sun May 14 08:43:53 2017.
Package python-kickstart-2.32-1.fc25.noarch is already installed, skipping.
Dependencies resolved.
===========================================================================================
 Package                          Arch        Version              Repository         Size
===========================================================================================
Installing:
 gnome-python2                    x86_64      2.28.1-18.fc25       fedora             51 k
 gnome-python2-canvas             x86_64      2.28.1-18.fc25       fedora             38 k
 libart_lgpl                      x86_64      2.3.21-15.fc25       fedora             71 k
 libglade2                        x86_64      2.6.4-14.fc24        fedora             67 k
 libgnomecanvas                   x86_64      2.30.3-11.fc24       fedora            230 k
 libselinux-python                x86_64      2.5-13.fc25          updates           239 k
 newt-python                      x86_64      0.52.19-2.fc25       fedora             60 k
 pygtk2-libglade                  x86_64      2.24.0-15.fc25       fedora             30 k
 pykickstart                      noarch      2.32-1.fc25          fedora             56 k
 python-slip                      noarch      0.6.4-4.fc25         fedora             37 k
 system-config-date               noarch      1.10.9-3.fc25        @commandline      602 k
 system-config-keyboard           noarch      1.4.0-10.fc25        fedora             38 k
 system-config-keyboard-base      noarch      1.4.0-10.fc25        fedora            108 k
 system-config-kickstart          noarch      2.9.3-3.fc24         fedora            361 k
 system-config-language           noarch      3.4.0-1.fc25         fedora            128 k

Transaction Summary
===========================================================================================
Install  15 Packages

Total size: 2.1 M
Total download size: 1.5 M
Installed size: 7.0 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/14): gnome-python2-canvas-2.28.1-18.fc25.x86_64.rpm     370 kB/s |  38 kB     00:00    
(2/14): pygtk2-libglade-2.24.0-15.fc25.x86_64.rpm          797 kB/s |  30 kB     00:00    
(3/14): newt-python-0.52.19-2.fc25.x86_64.rpm              371 kB/s |  60 kB     00:00    
(4/14): python-slip-0.6.4-4.fc25.noarch.rpm                595 kB/s |  37 kB     00:00    
(5/14): system-config-keyboard-1.4.0-10.fc25.noarch.rpm    867 kB/s |  38 kB     00:00    
(6/14): pykickstart-2.32-1.fc25.noarch.rpm                 579 kB/s |  56 kB     00:00    
(7/14): gnome-python2-2.28.1-18.fc25.x86_64.rpm            586 kB/s |  51 kB     00:00    
(8/14): system-config-language-3.4.0-1.fc25.noarch.rpm     1.0 MB/s | 128 kB     00:00    
(9/14): libart_lgpl-2.3.21-15.fc25.x86_64.rpm              656 kB/s |  71 kB     00:00    
(10/14): system-config-kickstart-2.9.3-3.fc24.noarch.rpm   701 kB/s | 361 kB     00:00    
(11/14): libglade2-2.6.4-14.fc24.x86_64.rpm                581 kB/s |  67 kB     00:00    
(12/14): libgnomecanvas-2.30.3-11.fc24.x86_64.rpm          964 kB/s | 230 kB     00:00    
(13/14): system-config-keyboard-base-1.4.0-10.fc25.noarch. 826 kB/s | 108 kB     00:00    
(14/14): libselinux-python-2.5-13.fc25.x86_64.rpm          1.4 MB/s | 239 kB     00:00    
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                      597 kB/s | 1.5 MB     00:02     
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Installing  : libglade2-2.6.4-14.fc24.x86_64                                        1/15 
  Installing  : pygtk2-libglade-2.24.0-15.fc25.x86_64                                 2/15 
  Installing  : libart_lgpl-2.3.21-15.fc25.x86_64                                     3/15 
  Installing  : newt-python-0.52.19-2.fc25.x86_64                                     4/15 
  Installing  : libgnomecanvas-2.30.3-11.fc24.x86_64                                  5/15 
  Installing  : libselinux-python-2.5-13.fc25.x86_64                                  6/15 
  Installing  : python-slip-0.6.4-4.fc25.noarch                                       7/15 
  Installing  : system-config-keyboard-base-1.4.0-10.fc25.noarch                      8/15 
  Installing  : system-config-keyboard-1.4.0-10.fc25.noarch                           9/15 
  Installing  : gnome-python2-2.28.1-18.fc25.x86_64                                  10/15 
  Installing  : gnome-python2-canvas-2.28.1-18.fc25.x86_64                           11/15 
  Installing  : system-config-date-1.10.9-3.fc25.noarch                              12/15 
  Installing  : system-config-language-3.4.0-1.fc25.noarch                           13/15 
  Installing  : pykickstart-2.32-1.fc25.noarch                                       14/15 
  Installing  : system-config-kickstart-2.9.3-3.fc24.noarch                          15/15 
  Verifying   : system-config-date-1.10.9-3.fc25.noarch                               1/15 
  Verifying   : system-config-kickstart-2.9.3-3.fc24.noarch                           2/15 
  Verifying   : gnome-python2-canvas-2.28.1-18.fc25.x86_64                            3/15 
  Verifying   : newt-python-0.52.19-2.fc25.x86_64                                     4/15 
  Verifying   : pygtk2-libglade-2.24.0-15.fc25.x86_64                                 5/15 
  Verifying   : python-slip-0.6.4-4.fc25.noarch                                       6/15 
  Verifying   : pykickstart-2.32-1.fc25.noarch                                        7/15 
  Verifying   : system-config-keyboard-1.4.0-10.fc25.noarch                           8/15 
  Verifying   : system-config-language-3.4.0-1.fc25.noarch                            9/15 
  Verifying   : gnome-python2-2.28.1-18.fc25.x86_64                                  10/15 
  Verifying   : libart_lgpl-2.3.21-15.fc25.x86_64                                    11/15 
  Verifying   : libgnomecanvas-2.30.3-11.fc24.x86_64                                 12/15 
  Verifying   : libglade2-2.6.4-14.fc24.x86_64                                       13/15 
  Verifying   : system-config-keyboard-base-1.4.0-10.fc25.noarch                     14/15 
  Verifying   : libselinux-python-2.5-13.fc25.x86_64                                 15/15 

Installed:
  gnome-python2.x86_64 2.28.1-18.fc25                                                      
  gnome-python2-canvas.x86_64 2.28.1-18.fc25                                               
  libart_lgpl.x86_64 2.3.21-15.fc25                                                        
  libglade2.x86_64 2.6.4-14.fc24                                                           
  libgnomecanvas.x86_64 2.30.3-11.fc24                                                     
  libselinux-python.x86_64 2.5-13.fc25                                                     
  newt-python.x86_64 0.52.19-2.fc25                                                        
  pygtk2-libglade.x86_64 2.24.0-15.fc25                                                    
  pykickstart.noarch 2.32-1.fc25                                                           
  python-slip.noarch 0.6.4-4.fc25                                                          
  system-config-date.noarch 1.10.9-3.fc25                                                  
  system-config-keyboard.noarch 1.4.0-10.fc25                                              
  system-config-keyboard-base.noarch 1.4.0-10.fc25                                         
  system-config-kickstart.noarch 2.9.3-3.fc24                                              
  system-config-language.noarch 3.4.0-1.fc25                                               

Complete!

Output of failed installation attempts

sudo dnf install system-config-kickstart;
 Last metadata expiration check: 2:55:26 ago on Sun May 14 08:43:53 2017.
 Error: nothing provides system-config-date needed by system-config-kickstart-2.9.3-3.fc24.noarch
 (try to add '--allowerasing' to command line to replace conflicting packages)
sudo dnf install system-config-kickstart --allowerasing;
 Last metadata expiration check: 1:44:34 ago on Sun May 14 08:43:53 2017.
 Error: nothing provides system-config-date needed by system-config-kickstart-2.9.3-3.fc24.noarch
sudo dnf install system-config-date;
 Last metadata expiration check: 2:22:31 ago on Sun May 14 08:43:53 2017.
 No package system-config-date available.
 Error: Unable to find a match.

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