Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 430115
Anaconda traceback on upgrade if /etc/rpm/platform is missing
Last modified: 2008-03-12 09:09:00 EDT
Anaconda attempts to check the arch of the target system to make sure it matches
the arch of the installer. It does this by checking the contents of
Unfortunately, if that file doesn't exist, there's no fallback, and the
installer traces back.
There should probably be a fallback method - perhaps reading some info from the
rpmdb would help?
Traceback is attached.
Created attachment 292814 [details]
anacdump.txt from attempted upgrade of a LiveCD-installed system
We can't require that this file be present -- some people remove it, it's not
there for live installs, etc.
Created attachment 295173 [details]
Have a fallback for determining architecture
We have something like this in yuminstall.py, but i think this is more general
and it would be possible to use it in _checkUpgradeArch in there as well.
But I'm not sure about the rpm database stuff (what about database locks?) and
also the python-magic module will be new in the stage2 image (cca 300KB).
Without those two concerns, the code works on at least 4 machines here in the
If we're lacking an /etc/rpm/platform where's the harm in relying on os.uname()?
Uname will tell you the architecture of running kernel. But to notify user about
the difference between running kernel (instalation media architecture) and the
architecture he already has installed, you need to read something from the
installed system (which is not running at the moment).
I'm waiting for installable rawhide to test the upgrade with modified patch
Rawhide should be pretty installable at this point
Created attachment 297490 [details]
Still happens with current rawhide. New anacdump.txt attached.
Fixed in 188.8.131.52