Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 434720
Invalid package set after upgrade from FC6 to FC9-Alpha
Last modified: 2008-04-18 02:17:30 EDT
Description of problem:
I performed a trial upgrade from FC6 to FC9-Alpha on a virtual machine. Besides
the problem with the /boot partition not being upgraded (bug #434716), I'm
finding that many packages were not properly upgraded at all -- the old packages
are still listed in the rpm database, and many of the new packages are missing
dependencies. The first problem I'm seeing is that X will not start because
xorg-x11-server-Xorg was not upgraded but some of the drivers were, causing a
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Only tried once so far; the upgrade takes about an hour.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC6 using the default partition layout and most package groups. You
may need at least 10GB of disk space.
2. Boot the FC9 Alpha install DVD and upgrade the existing installation.
3. Reboot the FC9 Alpha install DVD again, copy the files from /boot on the root
partition to the boot partition (see bug #434716), and add the new kernel to
X will not start. The log shows:
(II) LoadModule: "kbd"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/kbd_drv.so
(II) Module kbd: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 188.8.131.52, module version = 1.2.2
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.0
(EE) module ABI major version (2) doesn't match the server's version (0)
(II) UnloadModule: "kbd"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/kbd_drv.so
(EE) Failed to load module "kbd" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
'rpm -qf /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/kbd_drv.so' shows:
'rpm -V xorg-x11-drv-keyboard-1.2.2-3.fc9' shows:
Unsatisfied dependencies for xorg-x11-drv-keyboard-1.2.2-3.fc9.i386:
xorg-x11-server-Xorg >= 184.108.40.206
'rpm -q xorg-x11-server-Xorg' shows:
xorg-x11-drv-keyboard-1.1.0-2.1 should have been removed.
xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.1.1-47.fc6 should have been upgraded to
Likewise all existing packages which have newer versions should have been
upgraded and the old version removed.
Created attachment 295754 [details]
rpm package list and verification report
Can you attach /var/log/anaocnda.log and /root/upgrade.log?
Created attachment 295762 [details]
Set of log files following the failed upgrade
Yeah, but it's several megabytes long, and I didn't see anything in it that
Did you have SELinux enabled on the system before doing the upgrade?
SELinux Setting: Disabled
If you have a snapshot and can try, can you try adding 'selinux=0' to the kernel
command line when you boot the installer to do the upgrade? I suspect that this
has returned (... or our detection of SELinux being disabled doesn't work
against FC6 for some reason)
I managed to bypass bug #434716 by manually mounting
/mnt/sysimage/boot from VT2 while anaconda was checking installed
package information for dependencies. By this time it had already
overwritten /etc/fstab, so I re-added the entry for /boot as well.
The upgrade got as far as "finishing the upgrade process", where it
got stuck for at least half an hour on package 1201 out of 1202.
Finally an exception occurred:
INFO : moving (1) to step postinstallconfig
INFO : moving (1) to step instbootloader
INFO : vg VolGroup00, size is 16032, pesize is 32768
CRITICAL: anaconda 220.127.116.11 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
File "/usr/lib/booty/bootloaderInfo.py", line 759, in writeGrub
f.write('# root %s\n' % self.grubbyPartitionName(bootDevs))
File "/usr/lib/booty/bootloaderInfo.py", line 1187, in write
justConfig | (not self.useGrubVal))
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/bootloader.py", line 209, in writeBootLoader
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 209, in moveStep
rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 132 in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 652, in run
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 1065, in <module>
IndexError: list index out of range
On reboot, I was met with the "grub> " CLI prompt. Turns out that the grub.conf
file had been truncated. So I created a bare-bones configuration from scratch
and tried booting again.
On the positive side, there were much fewer errors this time around. The
upgrade log is much shorter this time. There's also an anaconda dump.
It seems most packages were successfully updated. Only a few packages failed
verification, including a few system packages, some packages from Fedora Extras,
and one or two custom packages.
Created attachment 297332 [details]
Upgrade logs and anaconda crash dump.
The install.log file is unchanged from the first tarball.
Created attachment 297333 [details]
Package list and verification report
I think this should be fixed for the preview release. There were a few places
in booty that were ... "confused" as far as what bootDevs meant but we've gone
through and at least in theory cleaned them all up
Just did a FC6->F9 upgrade and it seems to be fine - boots into X, etc, no need
to copy stuff around, etc
I don't see where I would get the preview release, but I finally got the beta
release downloaded (after a whole lot of network problems --
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=64926) and tried another upgrade.
It failed again -- anaconda crashed during the last package of "finishing the
upgrade process". Two dozen old FC6 packages were left after rebooting, but on
inspection it looks like there were no new versions of any of these packages
except avahi, and the upgrade.log shows that there was a segmentation fault
during the %postun(avahi-0.6.11-6.fc6) scriplet.
Created attachment 302841 [details]
Upgrade logs, anaconda crash dump, and rpm verification report for fc9b