Bug 440148

Summary: traceback upgrading from F8 to F9beta
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Will Woods <wwoods>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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anacdump.txt from attempted upgrade none

Description Will Woods 2008-04-01 17:55:16 EDT
After upgrading an x86_64 system from F8 using the F9Beta DVD, when anaconda
tried to configure the bootloader, it threw an exception and died.

The traceback is:

anaconda 11.4.0.55 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/posixpath.py", line 171, in exists
    st = os.stat(path)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 765, in readFSType
    if not os.path.exists(device):
  File "/usr/lib/booty/bootloaderInfo.py", line 65, in syncDataToDisk
    if isys.readFSType(dev) == "xfs":
  File "/usr/lib/booty/bootloaderInfo.py", line 637, in runGrubInstall
    syncDataToDisk(bootDev, "/boot", instRoot)
  File "/usr/lib/booty/bootloaderInfo.py", line 1077, in upgradeGrub
    self.runGrubInstall(instRoot, bootDev, cmds, cfPath)
  File "/usr/lib/booty/bootloaderInfo.py", line 1099, in write
    chainList, defaultDev, justConfig)
  File "/usr/lib/booty/bootloaderInfo.py", line 1215, in write
    chainList, defaultDev, justConfig, intf)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/bootloader.py", line 229, in writeBootloader
    justConfigFile, anaconda.intf)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 208, in moveStep
    rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 131, in gotoNext
    self.moveStep()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1246, in nextClicked
    self.anaconda.dispatch.gotoNext()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 80, in renderCallback
    self.intf.icw.nextClicked()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1267, in handleRenderCallback
    self.currentWindow.renderCallback()
TypeError: coercing to Unicode: need string or buffer, instance found

Local variables in innermost frame:
path: fsentry -- device: sda1   mountpoint: /boot
  fsystem: ext3 format: 0
  ismounted: 1  options: 'defaults'
  label: None fsprofile: None

full anacdump.txt is attached.
Comment 1 Will Woods 2008-04-01 17:55:16 EDT
Created attachment 299976 [details]
anacdump.txt from attempted upgrade
Comment 2 Will Woods 2008-04-01 18:03:41 EDT
The system needed a fsck on reboot but seems to actually be booting F9beta OK.
So this doesn't *break* installs, at least.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-01 18:39:01 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 438830 ***