Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109563
Installer shuts down if linuxconf-1.25r7-3 is installed on system to be upgraded
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
During an upgrade from RedHat 8.0 the installer shut down in the
"Preparing RPM Transaction" phase (or shortly thereafter). The upgrade
was performed using a boot floppy and an NFS install.
The error message before shutting down was:
error reading information on service linuxconf: No such file or directory
When booting into the old RedHat 8 system, it turned out that the
installed linuxconf-1.25r7-3 RPM package (a leftover from some older
RedHat?) could not be removed unless giving the --nopreun option.
After successfuly removing the linuxconf package with "rpm -e
--nopreun", the error disappeared and Fedora could be installed
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above
Actual Results: Installer shuts down
Expected Results: Installer continues upgrading RPM packages
I saw exactly the same thing. Removed all vestiges of linuxconf and
then a subsequent upgrade completed without incident.
*** Bug 111533 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***