Bug 218649 - RHEL 4 -> RHEL 5 Beta 2 upgrade process seems incompatiable with Installation Number usage
Summary: RHEL 4 -> RHEL 5 Beta 2 upgrade process seems incompatiable with Installation...
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 5.0
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OS: Linux
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Reported: 2006-12-06 16:44 UTC by Clifford Perry
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-12-06 16:51:31 UTC
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upgrade.log (27.02 KB, text/plain)
2006-12-06 16:44 UTC, Clifford Perry
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upgrade.log.syslog (1.17 KB, application/octet-stream)
2006-12-06 16:45 UTC, Clifford Perry
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Description Clifford Perry 2006-12-06 16:44:41 UTC
Description of problem:
Within announcement -
https://www.redhat.com/archives/rhelv5-announce/2006-November/msg00003.html - we
are given various installation numbers to use. 

For myself, I attempted to upgrade my RHEL 4.4 Desktop system to RHEL 5 Beta 2
Client - using IN:

+ Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation + DualOS Option

I would expect that because I choose this, the installation would know that even
though I am performing an OS upgrade, that I also want the anaconda installer to
add to the OS all the 'extra' bits that come as part of this install. 

This did not happen though, and instead, post installation I had to manually add
all the *xen* packages that are available on the install ISO/DVD and/or RHN RHEL
5 beta child channels. 

To me there seems to be a general disconnect, where an upgrade, *only* attempts
to upgrade already pre-installed packages, and takes no consideration of new
additional packages that should be added to the OS as part of the upgrade process. 

I will attach the resultant /root/upgrade.log* files. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This was using the RHEl 5 beta 2 ISO's 

How reproducible:
I assume always, only tested once, on my main laptop I use for work. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL 4.4 Desktop 
2. Insert disk 1 ISO and perform upgrade of OS
3. When prompted enter in "7fcc43557e9bbc42"
4. Note at end that Xen (DualOS Option
   (Virtualization)) did not get added. 
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Clifford Perry 2006-12-06 16:44:41 UTC
Created attachment 142964 [details]

Comment 2 Clifford Perry 2006-12-06 16:45:39 UTC
Created attachment 142965 [details]

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2006-12-06 16:51:31 UTC
Upgrades by design do *NOT* add new packages except as required by dependencies.
 It's way too difficult to figure out what the actual intent is given the amount
of  flexibility around removing packages, etc

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