Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 499697
failure to install new kvm packages on FC10 -> FC11 DVD upgrade
Last modified: 2013-01-10 00:12:34 EST
Description of problem:
After upgrade to Fedora 11 Preview from installer, the qemu-kvm binaries were
not updated. I had to do it manually:
[root@amt ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Fedora release 10.92 (Rawhide)
[root@amt ~]# rpm -qi kvm
Name : kvm Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 74 Vendor: Fedora Project
Release : 10.fc10 Build Date: Mon 22 Dec 2008 03:52:39 PM BRST
Install Date: Fri 26 Dec 2008 12:26:57 PM BRST Build Host: xenbuilder2.fedora.redhat.com
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 11 Preview
Haven't attempted the upgrade more than once.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC10, upgrade to latest package.
2. Boot with FC11-Preview-DVD, upgrade, "wait a little while".
3. the new qemu-kvm packages will not be installed
Attaching the log of the manual install which might help improve the upgrade
Created attachment 342896 [details]
manual install of qemu-kvm packages on fc11-preview
Uggh, we really need this one fixed
Moving it onto the blocker list for now, we should be able to get this fixed for GA
Hmm, well a "yum --enablerepo=rawhide update kvm" on F10 looks like it does the right thing and installs qemu-system-x86_64
On the machine you upgraded, anaconda should have dumped some logs. Anything interesting in them?
If you look at the first attachment the problem apparently was due to the installed kqemu packages.
Attaching upgrade.log. All it says is:
Created attachment 343514 [details]
upgrade.log FC10 -> FC11
(In reply to comment #5)
> If you look at the first attachment the problem apparently was due to the
> installed kqemu packages.
Yeah, it may well have to do with the kqemu packages, but I'm not sure how.
kqemu requires qemu >= 0.9.1, which the update to qemu-0.10 would satisfy
Updating qemu would pull in all the qemu sub-packages, including qemu-system-x86_64
qemu-system-x86_64 obsoletes kvm-74, causing it to be deleted
i.e. if you had done "yum update qemu" instead of "yum install qemu-kvm", I would have expected it to work
I agree, a normal upgrade seems to do the right thing. Adding in 3rd party packages may cause breakage, but that's what you get with 3rd party packages. Moving this off the blocker list, I'm not even sure we need to "fix" anything here.
Okay, closing this as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Let's re-open if we get any more data on exactly how upgrades like Marcelo's gets screwed up