Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 454016
Libraries (libnss) missing after F8 to F9 preupgrade
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:39:29 EST
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Description of problem:
Updated Fedora 8 VM to current packages.
Ran preupgrade, download completed successfully, reboot successful, anaconda install successful. Rebooted
Fedora 9 boots, but complain about missing libnss.so.3 object at several steps.
Cannot log in to KDE.
Reboot in to runlevel 3 and can log in fine.
sshd, yum and rpm are all broken.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Rolled back to VM snapshot
2. Run preupgrade-0.9.3-3.fc8
3. Everythign completes successfully, but system is unusable in F9
Cannot log in to GUI
Can log in with runlevel 3
sshd, yum and rpm all complain about missing libnss.so.3
Checked /usr/lib and notice several broken symlinks
Since I have the VM snapshot, I can repeat the process to provide any additional information.
I can confirm this behavior, however it doesn't occur always (I updated 3 stations, one of them is affected) -- and looking into Google shows there are quite a lot of users asking what to do after such upgrade. The only way I'm aware of is to boot up from CD/DVD/another machine, use the rpm on that, download packages that are corrupted and reinstall them (via rpm -Uvh --force --root <damaged root>).
In my case I needed to reinstall (at least) python, python-libs, python-devel, rpm, rpm-libs, rpm-python, yum, tkinter, nss, nss-tools, nspr and fedora-release to get the system in a sort of usable state (imho the rest has been solved by "yum update":)
Could this scenario be prevented somehow?
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