Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 42731
Anaconda dies when trying to upgrade from 7.0 to 7.1
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
I insert the install disk and tell it that I want to do an upgrade. It will
complain that two of my partitions are not mountable (because they are
Reiser) but those partitions are not for the OS. They are /home plus an
extra partition. Then anaconda analyses which rpms to update and eventually
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert install disk 1 for 7.1 and boot.
Actual Results: Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 520, in ?ntf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 391, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 879, in
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2554, in
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 125, in __call__ret
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 500, in
nextClicked self.setScreen (self.currentScreen, self.nextClicked)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 610, in
new_screen = screen.getScreen ()
93, in getScreen
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1304, in
upgradeFindPackages deps = self.verifyDeps ()
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1110, in
verifyDeps installed = ("", h[rpm.RPMTAG_VERSION],
Local variables in innermost frame:
header: <header object at 86767a0>
needed: ('', '1.6', '')
win: <gui.WaitWindow instance at 8848838>
Expected Results: The install should have succeeded.
Computer is a scsi disk with a buslogic controller.
Please download http://people.redhat.com/msw/depcheck-update.img and write it to
a blank floppy disk with "dd if=depcheck-update.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=72k". Insert
your boot disk or CD-ROM and type "linux updates" at the boot prompt. You will
be prompted to insert the disk. After the update has been loaded you may
proceed normally through the upgrade process.
Please report if this fix works for you.
I see the same error when trying to upgrade from RH5.2 to RH7.1 in both GUI and
text modes. I'll attach the anacdump.txt file in a second.
I will try msw's workaround later today.
Created attachment 20194 [details]
http://people.redhat.com/msw/depcheck-update.img solves the problem for me.
Ok...good. Glad it works.