Bug 522243 - F9 packages left after preupgrade to F11
Summary: F9 packages left after preupgrade to F11
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2009-09-09 20:47 UTC by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2009-09-09 21:56 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-09-09 21:32:46 UTC


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Output from preupgrade, captured from gnome-terminal (11.17 KB, text/plain)
2009-09-09 21:01 UTC, Christopher Beland
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Description Christopher Beland 2009-09-09 20:47:59 UTC
After using preupgrade to go from F9 to F11, "rpm -qa | grep fc9 |sort" produced:

bluez-libs-debuginfo-3.36-1.fc9.i386
gnome-spell-1.0.8-5.fc9.i386
libpng-debuginfo-1.2.37-1.fc9.i386
libtiff-debuginfo-3.8.2-13.fc9.i386
libXfontcache-1.0.4-5.fc9.i386
libXfontcache-debuginfo-1.0.4-5.fc9.i386
libXTrap-1.0.0-5.fc9.i386
libXTrap-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.fc9.i386
microcode_ctl-debuginfo-1.17-1.45.fc9.i386
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.4p7-1.fc9.i386
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.8-1.fc9.i386
smartmontools-config-5.38-2.fc9.i386

These are all system packages which I did not install manually, so I would have expected the installer to either upgrade them or erase them.  If I am expected to remove such packages manually (for example by running "package-cleanup --orphans") that should be documented at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_use_PreUpgrade (which I can do if that's the case).  smartmontools-config in particular caused problems with "yum update" (see bug 521365), and "preupgrade" seemed to have some trouble with it.  (See attached log.)

Comment 1 Christopher Beland 2009-09-09 21:01:13 UTC
Created attachment 360342 [details]
Output from preupgrade, captured from gnome-terminal

Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2009-09-09 21:32:46 UTC
debuginfo packages are never cleaned up - you can see the same behavior with yum.  The rest of these packages are likely dead, but not obsoleted by anything.  That's at least the case gnome-spell.  We preserve these packages because it's possible they are still being used by something on the system like something you've installed manually.  Anyway, we don't even have the information to know that a package is old and should be removed unless it's been obsoleted by another package.

Comment 3 Christopher Beland 2009-09-09 21:56:42 UTC
I added a note to the wiki documentation that these packages should be removed manually, then.


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