Bug 5034 - cannot locate rpm database on seperate partition during upgrade
cannot locate rpm database on seperate partition during upgrade
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 13071
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brock Organ
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Reported: 1999-09-09 19:05 EDT by tgke
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-06 12:26:45 EDT
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Description tgke 1999-09-09 19:05:21 EDT
Hello,

Some time ago, I upgraded my system from RedHat 5.1 to 6.0,
and I
experienced some troubles because of my rather "unusual"
partition
settings. Since I just read you are working on a new
release, I describe
you the problem and hope it will be taken care of to make
the new RedHat
upgrade even a bit better.

The problem was that the update script didn't find the RPM
database
located somewhere in /var. It didn't find it because /var
was just a
symlink to another directory on a seperate partition, which
isn't
mounted by the upgrade script. It took some time before I
understood
what was going on, afterwards I just moved the real /var
directory to my
root partition and moved it back to the seperate partition
after the
upgrade process.

I suggest you would at least document this situation, or
better, create
an option to mount the needed partition during the upgrade.

A last note: I believe the upgrade script complained about
the /tmp
directory as well - also a symlink - but this problem wasn't
fatal for
the upgrade itself.

Kind greetings,

Tung

<tg@skynet.be>
Comment 1 Brock Organ 2000-06-13 12:37:28 EDT
thanks for your report, tung!  Have you experienced the same problems with 6.2?
Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-06-28 14:11:03 EDT
The current internal release (Winston, beta2) more gracefully brings up an RPM
db dialog error when this situation occurs: 'Rebuild of RPM database failed'

We will add your request for even better handling of this situation to our
feature request list ... thank you for your report!
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-04 14:23:30 EDT
Related to bug 18092.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-06 12:26:40 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 13071 ***

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