Bug 453380 - anaconda crash during upgrade
anaconda crash during upgrade
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2008-06-30 05:15 EDT by Levente Farkas
Modified: 2008-12-10 14:17 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-12-10 14:17:06 EST
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anacdump (60.94 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-30 05:15 EDT, Levente Farkas
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anaconda.log (18.44 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-30 05:15 EDT, Levente Farkas
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Description Levente Farkas 2008-06-30 05:15:16 EDT
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 05:15:16 EDT
Created attachment 310566 [details]
Comment 2 Levente Farkas 2008-06-30 05:15:46 EDT
Created attachment 310567 [details]
Comment 3 Joel Andres Granados 2008-07-09 05:27:25 EDT
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 05:45:17 EDT
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 13:16:47 EDT
it's your own RHEL rebuild (not CentOS/SL and definitely not RH) according to
the logs...
Comment 6 Levente Farkas 2008-08-04 09:14:34 EDT
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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