Bug 1291037 - Upgrade from F22 -> F23 fails during "system-upgrade reboot" while erasing F22 packages
Upgrade from F22 -> F23 fails during "system-upgrade reboot" while erasing F2...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf-plugin-system-upgrade (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Will Woods
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-12-12 21:19 EST by alweiner7
Modified: 2016-07-19 14:36 EDT (History)
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dnf log that includes all runs of dnf-upgrade (8.85 MB, text/plain)
2015-12-12 21:19 EST, alweiner7
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Description alweiner7 2015-12-12 21:19:29 EST
Created attachment 1105266 [details]
dnf log that includes all runs of dnf-upgrade

Description of problem: "system-upgrade reboot" installs 3099 F23 packages and erases approx 800 F22 packages. It then fails while erasing more F22 packages with dnf exception: "The operation would result in removing the following protected packages: dnf, systemd". I've run the reboot multiple times. There were kernel paging failures during several of the runs which forced me to reboot.

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How reproducible: The failure is probably specific to one PC. I ran upgrade successfully on a second PC.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run dnf-upgrade download --releasever=23 (reran until transaction test OK)
2. run dnf-upgrade reboot

Actual results: reboot exited with dnf exception "the operation would result in removing the following protected packages: dnf, systemd". No initramfs or vmlinuz entries for F23 generated in /boot. 3099 F23 packages installed. Approx 800 F22 packages erased.

Expected results: All F22 packages erased and F23 initramfs and vmlinuz entries generated in /boot.

Additional info: I had to rerun download because of a leftover F20 package causing a dependency problem. I deleted the F20 package. I believe there were kernal paging errors that caused one or more of the upgrade-reboots to crash.
Comment 1 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2015-12-12 22:18:50 EST
What do you mean by "kernel paging errors"?
Comment 2 alweiner7 2015-12-13 20:23:06 EST
I get a daily logwatch report. (I run rsyslog as well as the systemd journal). Occasionally following a system crash which requires me to reboot, the next day's logwatch report shows something like "unable to handle kernel paging request".
Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 14:36:02 EDT
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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