Bug 469486 - Upgrade path: grub EVR higher in F8 than F9
Upgrade path: grub EVR higher in F8 than F9
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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: 453486 456000 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2008-11-01 09:22 EDT by Kevin Kofler
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:13 EDT (History)
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Description Kevin Kofler 2008-11-01 09:22:16 EDT
Description of problem:
The Epoch-Version-Release (EVR) of grub goes backwards from F8 updates to F9 updates, breaking the upgrade path.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
grub-0.97-33.1.fc8                        dist-f8-updates       pjones
grub-0.97-33.fc9                          dist-f9               pjones
(from koji latest-pkg - the dist-f9 build gets picked up because there's no build in dist-f9-updates)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade from F8 with updates to F9 with updates.
Actual results:
grub from F8 still there (as shown by yum list extras and the equivalent Synaptic feature).

Expected results:
grub upgraded to F9 version.

Additional info:
The EVR in F9 updates MUST be higher than the EVR in F8 updates. Please push an F9 update with a higher EVR as soon as possible.
Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2008-11-06 20:19:55 EST
The problem is that the disttag was incorrectly bumped. It should have been 33%{?dist} or 33%{?dist}.1, not 33.1%{%dist}. Now there MUST be a F9 upgrade bumping the version to at least 33.1%{%dist} even if there are no other changes, there's no other way to fix this. And this bug MUST be fixed, no excuses.

And next time, bump the version AFTER the disttag if you make changes to one branch only. (And in this case there was no reason to bump it at all as there never was a 33.fc8 release.)
Comment 2 lexual 2009-03-01 04:10:25 EST
Can't see any trace of a newer versioned grub.
Comment 3 lexual 2009-03-01 04:12:15 EST
*** Bug 456000 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 lexual 2009-03-01 04:12:44 EST
*** Bug 453486 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2009-05-04 15:27:28 EDT
Fedora 8 was EOL'd a while ago and Fedora 10 and 11 are certainly higher than this
Comment 6 Kevin Kofler 2009-05-04 16:36:34 EDT
F9 is not EOL yet and still has an EVR lower than F8 updates, the EVR needs a bump in F9.
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 23:07:54 EDT
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Comment 8 Kevin Kofler 2009-06-10 01:50:25 EDT
No thanks for not fixing this serious upgrade path issue with a trivial fix in over 7 months!

grub-0.97-33.1.fc8                        dist-f8-updates       pjones
grub-0.97-33.fc9                          dist-f9               pjones
grub-0.97-38.fc10                         dist-f10              pjones

F8->F10 and F9->F10 upgrade paths are OK (so it can get closed at F9 EOL), but F8->F9 is still broken and could be trivially fixed by issuing an F9 update with an EVR > 33.1.fc8 (and < 38.fc10 or you'll introduce another upgrade path issue).
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 13:13:54 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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