Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 206811
FC5 upgrade fails with unknown basepath error from yum
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:43 EST
Description of problem:
I have a laptop with FC5 installed with a "yum update" ran on it. I downloaded
the FC6test3 DVD and attempted to upgrade this laptop.
I get up to the screen that requests if I want to update the bootloader... When
I click next it scans for installed packages and then I get an error message
with a request to save off the info and file a bug report. After that the
computer reboots with no upgrades.
The error message states that there is an "Unknown header tag basepath" in the
file xorg-x11-xkbdata. I also got this same message and failure with
"gnome-mage" and "dbus-devel" but I was able to delete those RPM's and restart
the install process. I started getting the same message for important files
like libsetrans and utempter and finally gave up trying to install.
I've attached the log file it generated.
Also, I ran "rpm --rebuilddb" but that had no effect.
This laptop has problably been upgraded each release since at least FC1 and many
test releases in between.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Attempt to updrade FC5 machine to FC6tes2
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 136449 [details]
Logfile with error generated by
Created attachment 136693 [details]
Looks like Bugzilla dropped my comments.
I had a very similar error trying to upgrade my x86_64 FC6test2 system to
FC6test3 (installing from a DVD). It died just after I told it I wanted
to do an upgrade rather than a fresh install; I wrote the anacdump.txt file
to a floppy.
I've attached a partial copy of anacdump.txt. The whole thing is about 200
Kbytes, and probably mostly redundant. I'll be glad to provide the whole thing
if it would be useful.
Fixed already will be in next tree with new anaconda build.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 206913 ***