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|Summary:||can't upgrade F7 to F8rc3|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Tomasz Torcz <tomek>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||8||CC:||alex, bwelling, d-bugzilla, djuran, gemi, ihok, jeremy, jim, jorton, lars, mfleming+rpm, petersen, redhat_bugzilla, redhat, stuart, theatre, todd.martin, wodzicki|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2007-11-12 14:53:12 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Tomasz Torcz 2007-11-05 06:26:09 EST
Description of problem: I tried to upgrade my Fedora 7 (x86_64) installation to Fedora 8rc3. Installer hangs at about 1/5 progress bar of ,,Checking selected packages dependecies'' (sorry for reverse-translation). One of anaconda processes uses 100% CPU, reading from some rpm files (Packages?), but modification date of files opened by this process do not change. Last lines from anaconda.log: INFO: no groups missing INFO: initscripts is arch: x86_64 INFO: po.arch is arch: x86_64 INFO: moving (1) to step post selection INFO: selected kernel package for kernel WARNING: No package matched to remove WARNING: No package matched to remove WARNING: No package matched to remove last line repeates itself about 20 times. I removed all F7 kernels except latest (2.6.23-something). I also removed nVidia driver for livna -- there is only Xorg "xv" driver installed. I do not have any 3rd party kernel modules. How reproducible: Always.
Comment 1 Tomasz Torcz 2007-11-05 07:01:25 EST
Created attachment 247901 [details] install log from another run
Comment 2 Tomasz Torcz 2007-11-06 03:39:13 EST
Tried both GUI and text installer, with English and Polish locale. I even left installer overnight. No success. Still goes to 25% and stays here.
Comment 3 Joe Orton 2007-11-07 04:59:50 EST
I see the same on my x86_64 workstation.
Comment 4 Joe Orton 2007-11-07 05:01:28 EST
Created attachment 249931 [details] strace output anaconda was stuck resolving dependencies, consuming about 50% CPU, progress bar at about 25%, eating about 1M of RAM every couple of minutes. strace capture attached.
Comment 7 Paul Lemmons 2007-11-08 16:21:41 EST
This bug is also evident in the final F8 release and is seen in the 32bit install as well.
Comment 8 Carl-Johan Kjellander 2007-11-09 04:37:59 EST
I and several other on #fedora we're hit by this as well. Both on i386 and x86_64 trying to upgrade F7 -> F8 final. It probably has something to do with third party repos and inconsitencies in our rpm databases. In the end I upgraded fedora-release to the F8 version and then did a 'yum --obsoletes update' and resolved any issues that came up. On my two machines I had to do the following to get the install running. yum remove yelp gstreamer-plugins-ugly-devel yum remove beryl-kde beryl-gnome yum remove dbus-1.x.x-x.fc7.i386 compiz-x.x.x-x.fc7.i386 (on x86_64) I think the version should be changed to Fedora 8, cause it is most definetely will hit thousands of users trying to upgrade to it now.
Comment 9 Jeremy Katz 2007-11-09 09:27:26 EST
Can you try with the update image at http://katzj.fedorapeople.org/updates-f8-yumloop.img and see if it resolves the problem for you? Information on using an updates.img can be found at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Updates
Comment 10 Paul Lemmons 2007-11-09 11:33:14 EST
I don't have time to really test this right now but it might be worth noting that if you do want to try it you are going to have to be quick fingered during the boot-up. As soon as you see the ISOLinux appear on your screen press the ESCape key so that you can enter the "linux updeates=..." command. I gave it a real quick go and it still stalled at 26%. I gave it 5 minutes and aborted. It may be that I was not patient enough.
Comment 11 Joe Orton 2007-11-09 11:42:05 EST
Hangs in the same way for me with updates-f8-yumloop.img.
Comment 12 Frank Cox 2007-11-09 13:42:57 EST
I have the same problem trying to update from F7 to F8 (32-bit install). I am booting from a CDR then pointing the installer to the DVD image on my fileserver. It gets to about 25% of "resolving dependencies" and never moves on from there. I left it overnight and it was still at 25% nine hours later. I just tried it again with the http://katzj.fedorapeople.org/updates-f8-yumloop.img mentioned above. Nothing changed, other than that the installer mentioned that it had loaded the "yumloop.img". I left it for an hour and it was still at about 25% of "resolving dependencies".
Comment 13 Jack Tanner 2007-11-09 15:15:51 EST
Same here. Booting from DVD on x86-64. Haven't tried updates-f8-yumloop yet.
Comment 14 Michael Fleming 2007-11-10 01:34:50 EST
Tried with updates-f8-yumloop, got to 26% initially, removing NetworkManager(-gnome) got me to 28% but still encountered the same problem as others have reported. x86_64, from DVD - machine is a AMD Sempron 3300+
Comment 15 Mariusz Wodzicki 2007-11-10 07:26:27 EST
I am experiencing EXACTLY the same problem: while upgrading F7->F8 the installer hangs doing "Checking dependencies" at the 26% mark. It doesn't move a bit even after several hours. Never had problems on this computer with upgrades before, and I went through all the consecutive upgrades starting from Red Hat 7.3 until Fedora 7. I haven't added any fancy packages since upgrading to Fedora 7. IBM Thinkpad A31p, 1.7GHz Pentium 4
Comment 16 Tobias Vogel 2007-11-10 08:44:48 EST
same here. AMD Turion 64 X2 3200 Dell Inspiron 1501
Comment 17 Matthew Opoka 2007-11-10 09:22:05 EST
Originally, I was hanging at ~25% as well while upgrading from FC7 to FC8. I removed all third party repos, livna and reshrpms. Next, I removed all rpm ending in lvnX. Then I removed third party rpms such as Java, adobe reader, and webmin. After removing the above, I am now hanging at ~99%. x86 Pentium 4 HT EE 3.2Ghz
Comment 18 jar 2007-11-10 09:48:17 EST
Same here. I am hanging at ~27% when trying to upgrade from Fedora Core 6 to Fedora 8. x86 Pentium 2 300Mhz 256RAM
Comment 19 cjlarsson 2007-11-10 09:56:23 EST
I too experienced the 26% update problem. Removing third party repos (livna, etc) did not change anything for me. What did work was removing all of the compiz packages. Earlier I had installed compiz-fusion on F7. Pulling all of the compiz-fusion stuff off the machine before doing the upgrade got me past the 26% mark. However the dependency check is still very slow, and at this rate may complete in about 25-30 minutes (assuming it does complete).
Comment 20 Jeremy Fitzhardinge 2007-11-10 10:54:44 EST
I saw exactly the same thing when updating my i386 from F7->F8. I'll try again after removing all the compiz/beryl packages.
Comment 21 Nick Lamb 2007-11-10 11:40:26 EST
Same here, 27% according to the text mode upgrade progress meter In my case updating from FC6 to Fedora 8 final i386 My guess is that Anaconda doesn't cope with any packages it doesn't know to upgrade. Previous Fedora, Fedora Core and Red Hat releases would ignore such a package, even if necessary leaving it inoperable (e.g. by replacing a library it needed with an incompatible newer version). It's much easier to fix one or two broken packages after an otherwise successful update than to be left with this hang. Can someone sufficiently empowered please update the summary to reflect that this urgent bug affects the product that was just released, rather than only a release candidate? I see that this is yet another product which has a completely anonymous and unresponsive (didn't even ACCEPT the bug) "owner". If anaconda is in fact orphaned, Fedora 9 should be held until Anaconda can be removed and replaced with something that's actually maintained.
Comment 22 Jim 2007-11-10 13:14:39 EST
Toshiba Satellite M45 S296 Same deal: hangs at about 25%-28% and does not recover ... ever (and I have waited a long time). I have tried all the tricks posted on various websites (most related acpi stuff) but nothing helps. I have used/upgraded each release of Fedora from Fedora Core 3. I am disappointed that this release is such a disaster. Jim Cicon
Comment 23 Tobias Vogel 2007-11-10 14:58:21 EST
doing 'yum list extras' and removing these packages as well as all the livna packages worked for me. it seems as it hangs as soon as there is a package it cannot update...
Comment 24 cjlarsson 2007-11-10 21:06:10 EST
Seconding Tobias' solution. I too got a smooth update after removing the packages listed by 'yum list extras'.
Comment 25 Jim 2007-11-11 01:03:57 EST
Toshiba Satellite M45 S296 Ran 'yum list extras'. Lists stuff like kernel.i686 AdobeReader_enu.i386 koffice-suite.i386 mplayerplug-in.i386 flash-plugin.i386 lame-libs.i386 jre.i586 etc, etc, etc I don't think I should remove packages like 'kernel.i686'. And if I remove packages like koffice-suite, it doesn't matter if I can upgrade or not because I won't be able to get any work done. Jim Cicon
Comment 26 jar 2007-11-11 08:58:18 EST
(In reply to comment #24) > Seconding Tobias' solution. I too got a smooth update after removing the > packages listed by 'yum list extras'. Unfortunately this doesn't help me (FC6-->F8). I have following packages (3) under extras: diskcheck.noarch 2:1.6-1 installed kernel.i686 184.108.40.206-57.fc6 installed kernel-devel.i686 220.127.116.11-57.fc6 installed I removed them all (3), and still it hangs in 27%. I wonder if it is possible to see somewhere the package name the anaconda hangs.
Comment 27 David Juran 2007-11-11 09:18:36 EST
*** Bug 374951 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 28 David Juran 2007-11-11 09:19:29 EST
*** Bug 373891 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 29 Nick Lamb 2007-11-12 13:32:20 EST
David, (or someone else empowered) can you merge this with bug 371111 and bug 372011 which are the same problem, reported against Fedora 8 final. And also please update the summary to remove the mention of release candidate 3, which is now historical and mention the word "hang" in there since that's a likely search term (Anaconda doesn't really hang, it's actually spinning, but it appears to hang so far as the user is concerned).
Comment 30 Jeremy Fitzhardinge 2007-11-12 13:39:22 EST
I removed all packages listed by "yum list extras", and it nearly worked - it got past the ~25% mark, but spun in the same way at around 99%. Thinking I'll just do a yum-based update...
Comment 31 Jeremy Katz 2007-11-12 14:53:12 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 372011 ***
Comment 32 Masoud Pajoh 2007-11-13 16:12:08 EST
It happens to me too. It goes through checking dependencies up to , guessing, 99.9% then itstalls. This on a 64bt installation.
Comment 33 josip 2007-11-18 00:02:28 EST
Same here: x86_64 platforms, upgrade stalls at "checking dependencies" but clean install works. Unfortunately, in most cases clean install isn't feasible.