Bug 232692 - Anaconda goes forward with unsupported upgrades
Summary: Anaconda goes forward with unsupported upgrades
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 5
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-16 17:38 UTC by Andrew D. Stadler
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-04-24 16:18:44 UTC
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Description Andrew D. Stadler 2007-03-16 17:38:40 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #198702 +++

In bug # 198702, dcantrell@redhat.com wrote:

>Upgrades from more than one release back are not supported in Fedora.  You can
>upgrade FC2 to FC3, FC3 to FC4, and so on.  But not FC2 to FC5.

If so, then I'm filing this new bug as follows:

I had a server running FC2.  We desired to upgrade it to FC5 (current at the time).  As described in bug 
# 198702, we encountered a couple of rather serious bugs that prevented this upgrade from 

Actual behavior:  upgrade failed
Desired behavior(1):  upgrade would have succeeded
Desired behavior(2):  If it is true as mentioned above that FC2->FC5 is an unsupported upgrade, then 
Anaconda should have caught this scenario and prevented the attempt, with a clear warning message 
describing the limitation(s).


"You are attempting to upgrade a Fedora Core 2 system to Fedora Core 5.  At this time, upgrades are 
only supported from Fedora Core 4.  Please select new installation, or cancel."

Anaconda should not plow forward with an upgrade that is not supported and will fail.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:33:27 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted
on. We appreciate the time you took to report this issue and want to
make sure no important bugs slip through the cracks.

If you're currently running a version of Fedora Core between 1 and 6,
please note that Fedora no longer maintains these releases. We strongly
encourage you to upgrade to a current Fedora release. In order to
refocus our efforts as a project we are flagging all of the open bugs
for releases which are no longer maintained and closing them.

If this bug is still open against Fedora Core 1 through 6, thirty days
from now, it will be closed 'WONTFIX'. If you can reporduce this bug in
the latest Fedora version, please change to the respective version. If
you are unable to do this, please add a comment to this bug requesting
the change.

Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.

The process we are following is outlined here:

We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.

And if you'd like to join the bug triage team to help make things
better, check out http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers

Comment 2 Andrew D. Stadler 2008-04-04 14:33:50 UTC
I'm sorry, I'm no longer using Fedora (my new employer is a Ubuntu shop) so I won't be able to contribute 
to this one.

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