Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 178590
Upgrade issues from FC3+all updates installed.
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:33:43 EDT
Description of problem:
An FC3 workstation with all updates as of 1/21 applied was upgraded to FC 4.
The upgrade seemed to complete succesfully, but /root/upgrade.log repeated errors:
error: %post(audit-libs-0.8.2-1.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 255
error: %post(libtermcap-2.0.8-41.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 255
error: %post(cracklib-2.8.2-1.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 255
error: %post(ncurses-5.4-17.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 255
error: %post(openssl097a-0.9.7a-3.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 255
[root@laptop ~]# grep 'scriptlet failed' upgrade.log | wc -l
Additional investigation revealed that all installation scripts that invoke
/sbin/ldconfig have failed with this error.
Furthermore, in all of these cases, the old version of the package was not
removed, i.e. after the upgrade both db4-devel 4.2 and 4.3 were installed.
Was SELinux enabled?
No. FC3 was not using selinux.
Today I upgraded another machine that was running FC3+all updates to FC4, and
the same thing happened -- all pre/post-install scripts that invoked ldconfig
barfed one after another, resulting in the old packages not getting removed.
Again the other machine was not using selinux:
The following packages were available in this version but NOT upgraded:
Upgraded the final server today, with same results.
This time, while anaconda was upgrading packages, I began flipping through the
VTs. And, one of the VTs was indeed logging "avc: denied" messages, from I
could see on libc.so.6 and libc-2.3.6.so
None of these servers ever used SElinux. They were initially installed
pre-selinux (FC1, RH9, etc...) and were upgraded over time. So:
* they never had anything selinux-related installed or activated. selinux was
never used. I don't know much about selinux anyway.
* during upgrade, selinux was enabled and, apparently, did not like something,
since selinux was never initialized on this machine.
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
This bug still exists in FC6. When I upgraded from FC4 to FC6:
[root@commodore ~]# grep scriptlet upgrade.log
error: %post(postgresql-jdbc-8.1.407-1jpp.4.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit
error: %post(metacity-2.16.0-5.fc6.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 127
error: %post(gnome-vfs2-2.16.0-4.fc6.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 127
error: %post(libgnome-2.16.0-4.fc6.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 127
error: %post(gnome-mount-0.5-2.fc6.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 127
error: %post(gnome-vfs2-2.16.0-4.fc6.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 127
error: %post(libgnome-2.16.0-4.fc6.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 127
error: %post(gstreamer-plugins-good-0.10.4-1.fc6.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit
error: %post(gnome-volume-manager-2.15.0-2.fc6.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit
error: %preun(sound-juicer-2.10.1-1.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 127
error: %preun(yelp-2.10.0-1.4.3.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 127
error: %postun(firefox-1.0.8-1.1.fc4.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 127
All of these packages appear to have the same thing in common. Their pre/post
scripts all invoked ldconfig.
Furthermore, after an upgrade, for all of these packages, the rpm database ended
up having both the fc4 and the fc6 version of each package listed as install
(both the old and the new version of metacity, sound-juicer, etc... was
installed at the conclusion of the update).
After the upgrade was complete, I spent a lot of time cleaning up this mess and
removing all old packages, by hand. After a reboot into FC6, all of the old
packages' pre/post scripts obediently ran, without complaining.
Updating the bug status. My comment on Jan 19th supplied the requested
information, but it looks like I missed the checkmark.
User email@example.com's account has been closed
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