Bug 506650

Summary: preupgrade(-cli) aborts when trying to find the UUID of /dev/root (F10->F11)
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Thomas Sailer <t.sailer>
Component: preupgradeAssignee: Seth Vidal <skvidal>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 10CC: quintinhill, wwoods
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Description Thomas Sailer 2009-06-18 01:00:56 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to upgrade a fully uptodate F10 (x86_64) using preupgrade, preupgrade terminates with an unhandled exception when it tries to find the UUID of /dev/root.

Traceback (most recent call last):                                              
  File "/usr/share/preupgrade/preupgrade-cli.py", line 305, in <module>         
  File "/usr/share/preupgrade/preupgrade-cli.py", line 219, in main             
    extra_args += " ks=%s" % self.generate_kickstart(extra_cmds=self.kickstart_cmds)                                                                            
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/preupgrade/__init__.py", line 581, in generate_kickstart                                                               
    ks[4] += ' --root-device=UUID=%s' % dev.device_to_uuid('/dev/root')         
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/preupgrade/dev.py", line 55, in device_to_uuid                                                                         
    return device_to_uuid(device)                                               
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/preupgrade/dev.py", line 40, in device_to_uuid                                                                         
    if not device.startswith('/dev/'):                                          
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'startswith'                 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. preupgrade-cli  "Fedora 11 (Leonidas)"
2. wait for the above exception
Actual results:
above exception

Expected results:
preupgrade downloads the required packages
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 07:06:25 EST
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Comment 2 Quintin Hill 2009-11-26 07:11:37 EST
I am also seeing this problem on Fedora 11 Preupgrade on an Acer Aspire One.  There is a FIXME in the code here.
Comment 3 Quintin Hill 2009-11-26 07:28:18 EST
In my case it is caused by /sbin/blkid failing to return a UUID for my device.  This is because blkid fails to recognise ext4 volumes without a journal.
Comment 4 Quintin Hill 2009-11-26 07:42:23 EST
Workaround: Use blkid (and libuuid and libblkid) from Fedora 12.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 04:34:19 EST
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