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|Summary:||Anaconda traceback on upgrade if /etc/rpm/platform is missing|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Will Woods <wwoods>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Martin Sivák <msivak>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-03-12 09:09:00 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Bug Depends On:|
|Bug Blocks:||235706, 430962|
Description Will Woods 2008-01-24 11:44:57 EST
Anaconda attempts to check the arch of the target system to make sure it matches the arch of the installer. It does this by checking the contents of /etc/rpm/platform. Unfortunately, if that file doesn't exist, there's no fallback, and the installer traces back. There should probably be a fallback method - perhaps reading some info from the rpmdb would help? Traceback is attached.
Comment 1 Will Woods 2008-01-24 11:44:57 EST
Created attachment 292814 [details] anacdump.txt from attempted upgrade of a LiveCD-installed system
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2008-01-29 11:47:41 EST
We can't require that this file be present -- some people remove it, it's not there for live installs, etc.
Comment 3 Martin Sivák 2008-02-18 10:17:54 EST
Created attachment 295173 [details] Have a fallback for determining architecture We have something like this in yuminstall.py, but i think this is more general and it would be possible to use it in _checkUpgradeArch in there as well. But I'm not sure about the rpm database stuff (what about database locks?) and also the python-magic module will be new in the stage2 image (cca 300KB). Without those two concerns, the code works on at least 4 machines here in the office.
Comment 4 Seth Vidal 2008-02-22 10:31:39 EST
If we're lacking an /etc/rpm/platform where's the harm in relying on os.uname()?
Comment 5 Martin Sivák 2008-02-22 10:38:09 EST
Uname will tell you the architecture of running kernel. But to notify user about the difference between running kernel (instalation media architecture) and the architecture he already has installed, you need to read something from the installed system (which is not running at the moment).
Comment 6 Martin Sivák 2008-02-27 07:52:20 EST
I'm waiting for installable rawhide to test the upgrade with modified patch
Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-05 13:52:50 EST
Rawhide should be pretty installable at this point
Comment 8 Will Woods 2008-03-10 15:02:13 EDT
Created attachment 297490 [details] anacdump.txt Still happens with current rawhide. New anacdump.txt attached.
Comment 9 Martin Sivák 2008-03-12 09:09:00 EDT
Fixed in 184.108.40.206