Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 194207
Update from FC4 to FC5 removed *many* previously installed packages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:34 EST
Description of problem:
I upgraded one of my systems using the FC-5-i386-DVD-Unity-20060523.iso and
all seemed to go well. However, after a short time, I discovered that a *very*
large number of packages that were previously installed no longer existed on
the system. This system started as an FC4 with all packages install (yes, a
really big system). I updated it to the latest FC4 updates on the first of
June, and the same day I then updated it using the above mentioned ISO.
Although I cannot tell exactly which packages are missing, some of them are:
many gnome-devel rpms
kde, which is what I was previously using
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Upgrade from current FC4 to FC5 unity DVD image.
I haven't tested this.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load a *full* FC4 system with all packages and a few extras such as yumex.
2. Update the system to include the current updates.
3. Upgrade from FC4 to FC5.
A lot (at least 10 and possibly hundreds) of previously installed packages
were removed. Judging by the yumex list of packages that could be installed,
there are several hundred missing (admittedly some may be new packages to
FC5), but when packages like nfs, ntp, and kde are removed rather than
upgraded, there is a big problem.
No packages would be removed and 99-100% of all packages would be upgraded.
The only rpms installed on this system were Fedora packages or packages from
extras, with the possibility that one or two were my own packages built by me
specifically for and on FC4.
Created attachment 130752 [details]
rpm -qa output from system upgraded
Perhaps the FC4 to FC5 upgrade did not actually remove previously installed
packages, but it did not upgrade them as you can see from the attached listing
produced with "rpm -qa". If a package is not upgraded, many will fail because
the .so files no longer exist.
This appears to be a bug with the particular DVD iso that I used because I have
not had this problem using the CD set.
Can you provide /var/log/anaconda*
You can close this bug. It is not resolved. I've been using RedHat/Fedora
since 1998 (RH 5.1 if I remember right). I have never seen a buggier release
than FC5 (not your fault) and now that I see that Fedora is pushing on for
FC6, I give up! I will be switching distros shortly so that I can once again
get some work done without worrying about Fedora giving me bad updates as
happened 3 or 4 times during FC4 and now in spades for FC5. Good luck -- I
think you (Fedora) will need it.