Bug 453380 - anaconda crash during upgrade
Summary: anaconda crash during upgrade
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2008-06-30 09:15 UTC by Levente Farkas
Modified: 2008-12-10 19:17 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2008-12-10 19:17:06 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
anacdump (60.94 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-30 09:15 UTC, Levente Farkas
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anaconda.log (18.44 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-30 09:15 UTC, Levente Farkas
no flags Details

Description Levente Farkas 2008-06-30 09:15:16 UTC
Description of problem:
during we try to upgrade one of our system with kickstart update anacoda crash
with this :
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/upgrade.py", line 334, in upgradeMountFilesystems
    mountRootPartition(anaconda, anaconda.id.upgradeRoot[0], anaconda.id.fsset,
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 201, in moveStep
    rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 124, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 223, in currentStep
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 539, in run
    (step, instance) = anaconda.dispatch.currentStep()
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 982, in ?
IndexError: list index out of range

Local variables in innermost frame:
anaconda: <__main__.Anaconda instance at 0xb7dd156c>

Comment 1 Levente Farkas 2008-06-30 09:15:16 UTC
Created attachment 310566 [details]

Comment 2 Levente Farkas 2008-06-30 09:15:46 UTC
Created attachment 310567 [details]

Comment 3 Joel Andres Granados 2008-07-09 09:27:25 UTC
In-place upgrades across major releases do not preserve all system settings,
services, and custom configurations. For this reason, Red Hat strongly
recommends that you perform a fresh installation rather than a system upgrade
between major versions.
Upgrade is to be used for minor versions.

Was this an upgrade for a mayor release of between minor releses?

Comment 4 Levente Farkas 2008-07-09 09:45:17 UTC
this's not the case here. it's an rhel 5.1 to rhel-5.2 update which we like to
made from kickstart generated cd image. so actually here nothing change. what's
more this crash is before anything started. it's at the stage when anaconda try
to mount the filesystems/partitions.

Comment 5 Tru Huynh 2008-07-17 17:16:47 UTC
it's your own RHEL rebuild (not CentOS/SL and definitely not RH) according to
the logs...

Comment 6 Levente Farkas 2008-08-04 13:14:34 UTC
it compiled from rhel src.rpm, and it's an anaconda EVR bug but we already found a workaround so it's no longer a problem for us. so you can close this bug.

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