Bug 492941 - Preupgrade uninformative and non-robust about it's actions.
Preupgrade uninformative and non-robust about it's actions.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-03-30 16:41 EDT by Sherwood Botsford
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:08 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:29:55 EDT
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Description Sherwood Botsford 2009-03-30 16:41:25 EDT
Description of problem: I tried many times to run preupgrade, only to have it fail part way through downloading install.img Eventually I downloaded a copy manually, put it in place, now preupgrade has passed that point and is downloading packages.

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

Unknown.  PreUpgrade doesn't display an "About Preupgrade" element in it's non-existant menu system.

How reproducible:

11 out of 11 attempts.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Start preupgrade with empty or partially filled /boot/upgrade.
2.  Wait.
3.  Crashes with "Invalid checksum" error.
Actual results:


Expected results:

MUCH greater robustness.  Ability to do rsync-like checksums to resume the image download without starting over.

Additional info:

Desired behaviour of Preeupgrade.

1.  Ability to cope with small /boot partitions.  install.img does NOT need to be in the same directory as the kernel and the initrd.  

2.  Ability to emit a list of files and their expected locations for manual intervention.  Directions for how to set up the boot.

3.  Ability to give rreasonable estimations of time required to complete. (I'm on a link that takes 40 HOURS per gigabyte.)

4.  Actual documentation.
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