Bug 559571 - libcom_err.so.2 missing after upgrade from F10
libcom_err.so.2 missing after upgrade from F10
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-01-28 09:19 EST by Jason N
Modified: 2010-12-03 18:41 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 18:41:50 EST
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Description Jason N 2010-01-28 09:19:54 EST
Description of problem:

I upgraded F10 on my T41 laptop to F12 using preupgrade.  The upgrade process completed to point or reboot. After reboot the system would not complete startup, failing to prompt for root password or Ctrl D to skip.
Entering root password takes you to shell.

Error msg is :
libcom_err.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

once in shell file system is accessible.  find / -name libcom_err.so.2 does not succeed.
RPM query shows libcom_err is not installed
rpm -qa | grep libcom_err

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
upgrade from F10 to F12

How reproducible:

Actual results:
System fails to fully boot.

Expected results:
Successful upgrade.

Additional info:
Recovered system by installing libcom_err from rpm sourced via USB drive. (I tried yum but it would fail looking for libcom_err.so.2)
 Actions from recovery shell ---
 # remount filesystem for rw
 mount / -o rw,remount
 # mount usb
 mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/sdb1 /media
 # install rpms from USB drive
 #    libcom_err-1.41.9-5.fc12.i686.rpm  and
 #    libcom_err-devel-1.41.9-5.fc12.i686.rpm
 rpm -Uvh /media/libcom*
 # reboot
Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2010-04-16 10:34:33 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-11-03 19:42:41 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-12-03 18:41:50 EST
Fedora 12 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-12-02. Fedora 12 is 
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