Bug 444915 - Unable to read group information with preupgrade
Summary: Unable to read group information with preupgrade
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Seth Vidal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-01 19:29 UTC by Laszlo Beres
Modified: 2009-07-14 16:28 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:28:26 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
anaconda.log (39.25 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-01 19:29 UTC, Laszlo Beres
no flags Details
syslog (27.99 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-05-01 19:29 UTC, Laszlo Beres
no flags Details

Description Laszlo Beres 2008-05-01 19:29:01 UTC
Description of problem:

After running preupgrade in Fedora 8 and reboot , Anaconda starts the upgrade
process and after a while it drops the message below:

Unable to read group information from repositories. This is a problem with the
generation of your install tree.

Only choices are "Exit installer" and "Retry", the latter doesn't help.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start preupgrade
2. Reboot
3. Choose Upgrade to Fedora 9
Actual results:

Repos infos are not available.

Expected results:

Seamless upgrade.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Laszlo Beres 2008-05-01 19:29:01 UTC
Created attachment 304337 [details]

Comment 2 Laszlo Beres 2008-05-01 19:29:41 UTC
Created attachment 304338 [details]

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-05-01 22:51:29 UTC
What version of preupgrade?  It should be pre-downloading the comps file.

Comment 4 Laszlo Beres 2008-05-02 06:04:29 UTC
Actually it does:

[beres@support ~]$ ll /var/cache/yum/anaconda-upgrade/
total 79420
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root        0 2008-05-01 21:29 cachecookie
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1322941 2008-05-01 11:00 comps.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   307879 2008-05-01 11:00 comps.xml.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 53855232 2008-05-01 21:30 filelists.sqlite
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root     4096 2008-05-01 21:55 headers
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     2457 2008-05-01 21:29 mirrorlist.txt
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    77824 2008-05-01 21:51 packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25602048 2008-05-01 21:29 primary.sqlite
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     2424 2008-05-01 11:00 repomd.xml

Version is:


Comment 5 Seth Vidal 2008-05-02 13:38:08 UTC
Can you run:
sha1sum /var/cache/yum/anaconda-upgrade/comps*

include that output
and could you also include the contents of:


Comment 6 nathan r. hruby 2008-05-02 16:49:42 UTC
I had this same problem, as it turns out 0.9.2-1.fc8 tries to grab minstg2.img
to cache in /boot/upgrade.  Minstg2.img  seems to be out of sync with rawhide,
and in fact got removed from preupgrade after 0.9.2 was pushed (according to the

I grabbed this mornings' 0.9.3 and am happily running an update on my laptop
with it as I type this after removing /boot/upgrade and the metadata files (but
not packages directory) from /var/cache/yum/anaconda-upgrade.

Maybe we can whack that file from the mirrors?



Comment 7 Will Woods 2008-05-02 17:05:41 UTC
No, it's not out of sync with rawhide. That's.. a different problem.

minstg2 is still used with regular installs in some cases - low-memory installs,
for instance - so we won't be killing it off anytime soon. But it doesn't
properly support preupgrade so we don't use it.

Comment 8 Laszlo Beres 2008-05-02 19:41:57 UTC
Here are the sha1sums' results:

c1e82d2790a406d06421b4e055aa87c0c93f557f  /var/cache/yum/anaconda-upgrade/comps.xml

And the content of repomd.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<repomd xmlns="http://linux.duke.edu/metadata/repo">
  <data type="other_db">
    <location href="repodata/other.sqlite.bz2"/>
    <checksum type="sha">2a55957ded096a1375df11ebe966b42ed9c3dc48</checksum>
  <data type="other">
    <checksum type="sha">b05fcfbaabe7f4f41ca608921034f05b184223e9</checksum>
    <location href="repodata/other.xml.gz"/>
  <data type="filelists_db">
    <location href="repodata/filelists.sqlite.bz2"/>
    <checksum type="sha">96cd6336332c53b31f27eef54ea30c7c8ac92b2d</checksum>
  <data type="filelists">
    <checksum type="sha">f947602c78cac488a9261b933579ca9f00fe844b</checksum>
    <location href="repodata/filelists.xml.gz"/>
  <data type="primary_db">
    <location href="repodata/primary.sqlite.bz2"/>
    <checksum type="sha">2c74ab6ccca143a46953fd89c15474d29da1ce49</checksum>
  <data type="primary">
    <checksum type="sha">20454a11cba5107b17760edbecc509f31dc0ac6e</checksum>
    <location href="repodata/primary.xml.gz"/>
  <data type="group_gz">
    <location href="repodata/comps.xml.gz"/>
    <checksum type="sha">edeb54a365e6c7b62365bd1c5dea8184c8a7fd41</checksum>
  <data type="group">
    <location href="repodata/comps.xml"/>
    <checksum type="sha">c1e82d2790a406d06421b4e055aa87c0c93f557f</checksum>

By the way, I tried to clean the whole /var/cache/yum/anaconda-upgrade dir with
no success.

Comment 9 Laszlo Beres 2008-05-05 14:10:16 UTC
I could reproduce it with another desktop machine in a totally different (but F8
too) environment.

Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:29:47 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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