Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 206913
Anaconda exception after "Retrieving install information..." (HTTP install, upgrade from FC5)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:43 EST
Description of problem:
On install started from either boot.iso or Rescue CD and using the HTTP method
from download.fedora.redhat.com, Anaconda crashes with an exception. Full dump
will be attached. This was an upgrade from FC5.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The one shipped with FC6T3.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to install FC6T3 on x86_64 using HTTP method, upgrade from FC5.
See attached dump file.
Created attachment 136503 [details]
Anaconda crash dump
Anaconda dies when trying to upgrade a FC5/i386 vmware (server) image using DVD ISO.
Created attachment 136534 [details]
Anaconda dump file
Created attachment 136535 [details]
Anaconda log file
I got pretty much the same dump (java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-plugin package implicated
instead of valgrand reported here) when doing a FC6test2->FC6test3 upgrade using
the i386 rescuecd for an ftp install.
Same here (FC6t2 -> FC6t3 upgrade using diskboot.img on an USB flashdisk, FTP
install from a local Fedora mirror, i386 arch, the package in question is
glibc-kernheaders-3.0-45.3.i386 here instead of valgrind).
FC6T2 -> T3 is not support.
FC5 -> FC6 -should- be.
I really hope we'll get to see a fixed FC6T4 before the release.
As it is, FC6 is looking like a disaster waiting to happen.
*** Bug 206921 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 206977 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
FWIW, looks like this is only related to handling of obsoleted packages. After
removing a few of those manually from FC6T2, the upgrade goes ahead fine (I know
it's not supported, but hope it can still be useful in fleshing out bugs).
Regarding comment #10 - this is how I fixed my upgrade from FC4 to FC5 on x86_64
- by removing packages that were conflicting. Unfortunately, I didn't bother
filing a bug report, thinking "somebody else *must* have bumped into this before
me". Well, apparently not :-(
I never got to the package selection dialog.
Anaconda dies right after the previous Fedora detection.
Re comment #12: never said I did any package selection and removal in anaconda
during upgrade, and in fact you're right, there is no such step. You have to do
it from your current system before booting the CD. The tedious part is finding
those obsoleted packages, either by removing the one from the anaconda dump,
rebooting back and forth the current system and install CD, and repeating that
process as many times as needed, or from the current system try a yum update to
rawhide just to get the list of obsoleted packages, without actually accepting
the yum update.
Oh... Sorry my bad.
*** Bug 206888 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I see what is happening here, it's fallout from some yum changes. I've a
proposed patch I'm just testing out before commiting.
Fixed this should be in tomorrows rawhide
... Any chance of getting test4 (or even mastering a RAWHIDE iso) before
FC6-release is out?
This does seem like a major bug that requires some regression testing.
*** Bug 205961 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Re comment #18: there is already a rescuecd iso being made in rawhide daily,
which can be used for a network install.
Also re comment #18 please read
The upgrade path involved in hitting the bug for an NFS/HTTP/FTP install is the
same in this case.
*** Bug 206811 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
For those who wish to test with FC6T3 there is an updates.img available:
1) Grab http://people.redhat.com/pnasrat/206913-updates.img
Take the updates.img and use dd to write it to a USB key, then use
that with "linux updates" at the bootloader prompt.
You will need to dd it to the entire USB device, so make sure you backup
whatever may be on the USB drive first. As root, ensure the device is seen by
the OS but not mounted.
dd if=206913-updates.img of=/dev/sda
Replace /dev/sda with the name of your USB key drive.
(In reply to comment #23)
> For those who wish to test with FC6T3 there is an updates.img available:
> 1) Grab http://people.redhat.com/pnasrat/206913-updates.img
Will this work on ppc as well?
Yes the updates.img in this case is not architecture specific. Type linux
updates at yaboot's boot: prompt.
*** Bug 207632 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Yesterday I was able to successfully upgrade my FC5 using the "linux updates"
method described above. I did get one or two strange messages as the USB thumb
drive confused anaconda and it wanted to format it at times. But that would be
a different bug and may well be a feature.
This update to anaconda appears to have fixed the problem for me.
*** Bug 207749 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 209621 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bug related to Anaconda:
SYSTEM: Inspiron 9300 - 915 chipset, i386
install freezes at "Detecting Fedora Installations"
and may be due to the other bug that my internal drives are not found.
*** Bug 209984 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 206531 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***