Bug 202588 - Unable to install RPMs in rescue mode
Unable to install RPMs in rescue mode
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-08-15 07:59 EDT by Adam Huffman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-15 13:41:38 EDT
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Description Adam Huffman 2006-08-15 07:59:34 EDT
Description of problem:
When attempting to get around a kernel problem, I tried booting to rescue mode
and installing an alternative kernel.  The RPM installation did not succeed.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -ivh kernel-blah.rpm
Actual results:
Lots of errors about /mnt/sysimage/var/lib/rpm/Basenames, even though that file
was present.

Expected results:
Kernel RPM should be installed into the chroot system.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2006-08-15 10:38:33 EDT
Your invocation looks incorrect.

Either chroot /mnt/sysimage then install using rpm -ivh or outside chroot rpm
--root /mnt/sysimage -ivh /path/to/kernel.

Comment 2 Adam Huffman 2006-08-15 11:57:36 EDT
I did the former (chroot first then rom -ivh) - that's what didn't work.
Comment 3 Paul Nasrat 2006-08-15 13:41:38 EDT
I've just used fc6t2 pxelinux images to do the following:

1) cp /mnt/source/<RAWHIDE-KERNEL>.rpm /mnt/sysimage/root
2) chroot /mnt/sysimage
3) rpm -ivh /root/<RAWHIDE-KERNEL>.rpm

Worked fine
rpm -q kernel
rpm -e <OLD KERNEL>

ctrl-D to exit chroot

1) rpm -ivh --oldpackage --root /mnt/sysimage \

Worked fine for me.  If you can reproduce please reopen with full steps and
fully transcribed error messages.

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