Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1268612
upgrade silently fails if /usr/bin/plymouth does not exist
Last modified: 2015-11-02 13:52:32 EST
Description of problem:
Tried to upgrade my F22 desktop to F23 beta using 'dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=23' and 'dnf system-upgrade reboot'. After the reboot, nothing was installed. The system just rebooted itself (no error message), and I was still running F22.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% ? I did it a couple of times on this machine.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F22
2. Remove Plymouth
3. Try to update to F23 using dnf-plugin-system-upgrade
After reboot to apply upgrade, nothing is install and no error message is displayed. System reboots and you're back in F22.
System is upgraded to F23, or at least an error message is given explaining that the upgarde failed for some reason.
Upstream Bug report: https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf-plugin-system-upgrade/issues/18
Upstream Patch: https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf-plugin-system-upgrade/commit/735d53a7126b4ae840cc574b72d6122a0b1c2c42
Proposing this as Final blocker, as this bug makes the upgrade fail on a fully updated system (if that system doesn't have plymouth installed). Also, it was already fixed upstream so it should be trivial to fix. Or, if it's too late to fix, maybe we should add an explicit dependency on plymouth.
Discussed at 2015-10-05 blocker review meeting: https://meetbot-raw.fedoraproject.org/fedora-blocker-review/2015-10-05/f23-blocker-review.2015-10-05-16.00.html . As this doesn't cause any kind of damage and is a fairly unusual configuration, we agreed it doesn't need to block the release, but obviously it'd be good to fix it. Was also accepted as a freeze exception issue, but obviously that only applies if a fix needs to go into the F23 package set.
dnf-plugin-system-upgrade-0.7.0-1.fc23 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 23. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2015-69bef6b9ed
Seems fixed with newest dnf-plugin-system-upgrade.
dnf-plugin-system-upgrade-0.7.0-1.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
$ su -c 'dnf --enablerepo=updates-testing update dnf-plugin-system-upgrade'
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2015-69bef6b9ed
dnf-plugin-system-upgrade-0.7.0-1.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.