Bug 12414 - Trying to upgrade a debian system fails and cause reboot...
Summary: Trying to upgrade a debian system fails and cause reboot...
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-06-18 13:20 UTC by Stelian Pop
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-04 19:02:11 UTC
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Description Stelian Pop 2000-06-18 13:20:08 UTC
Selecting 'upgrade system' (on a disk containing a debian potato
installation) gives the python traceback:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py" line 176 in run 
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2538 in mainloop
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 125 in __call__ 
    ret = apply(self.func, a)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 408, in nextClicked 
    next = self.currentScreen.getNext()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/examine_gui.py", line 21, in getNext
    self.todo.upgradeFindPackages (self.root)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 771, in upgradeFindPackages
    fstab.readFstab('/mnt/sysimage/etc/fstab', self.fstab)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 913, in readFstab
    if fields[0] == "#" and fields[1][0:4] == "LOOP":
IndexError: list index out of range

After clicking OK in the python traceback dialog, the system reboots (it
should get back to the upgrade/install selection, no ?).

The fstab in question contains:
# /etc/fstab: static filesystem information.
# <file system> <mount point>	<type>	<options>	<dump>	<pass>
/dev/hda2	/		ext2	defaults,errors=remount-ro	0	1
/dev/hda1	none		swap	sw		0	0
proc		/proc		proc	defaults	0	0
/dev/fd0	/floppy		auto	defaults,user,noauto	0	0
/dev/cdrom	/cdrom		iso9660	defaults,ro,user,noauto	0	0


Comment 1 Glen Foster 2000-07-30 17:58:44 UTC
Does this behavior still happen with Pinstripe (beta-5)?

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-17 21:14:49 UTC
Please reopen if you continue to have problems.

Comment 3 Stelian Pop 2000-08-18 18:03:54 UTC
Sorry to say that this is not fixed in RC1.

The error is not the same though:

I boot with 'linux updates', choose 'upgrade an existing system', and the
installer passes
the steps 'finding a previous RedHat installation' and gives up when 'finding
the packages
to upgrade' with a 'Rebuild of RPM database failed. You may be out of disk
space' (which
is false, btw).

I can also see a partial error on the blue screen behind the dialog box  saying
Packages index'.

The debian system is the same as in the original bug report.

Comment 4 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-08-18 21:54:35 UTC
It doesn't have /etc/redhat-release, right?

Comment 5 Stelian Pop 2000-08-19 14:03:46 UTC
No, it has a /etc/debian-release instead :)


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