Created attachment 410194 [details]
output from preupgrade console
Description of problem:
When attempting to upgrade a machine running F12 to F13 branched, preupgrade completes all steps 'successfully' without downloading a single RPM package to upgrade the machine with.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
preupgrade-1.1.5-1.fc12.noarch and python-urlgrabber from koji as request on the test day page.
Steps to Reproduce:
preupgrade thinks it has completed successfully however no packages are downloaded
preupgrade completes successfully only after downloading all required RPMS
I tried with and without the rpmfusion repos enabled. I have /boot with 220M insufficent space to hold the kernel + stage2. I have a wired network connection so clicked continue instead of quitting.
Created attachment 410195 [details]
grub after preupgrade
One more thing - the boot/upgrade/ folder has only initrd.img and vmlinuz, no ks.cfg (and grub isn't referencing it either)
I experienced the same problem yesterday, and again today.
I am available for realtime debugging when I'm on IRC. I can be found in #fedora-devel on Freenode as "Sho_".
I have two Fedora systems, one that started out as Fedora 11 and was successfully preupgraded to Fedora 12, and one that started out directly as Fedora 12. The former has a too-small 200 MB /boot and thus relies on fetching stage2 after reboot. The latter has a 500 MB /boot, since I was aware of the default 200 MB being too small when I installed it due to previous experience with the F11->F12 preupgrade of the other system.
I just used preupgrade on the latter system, i.e. the one that started out as Fedora 12 and has a 500 MB /boot, and it's fetching fc13 packages there as we speak, while the other system that started out originally as Fedora 11 still refuses to do so as of right now.
So this behavior might either be caused by an artifact left behind by the F11->F12 preupgrade process, or by the fetch-stage2-after-reboot codepath being triggered.
Nathanael also suffers from the too-small /boot condition - but did any of you also preupgrade from F11 to F12 previously?
Another note: The system where it's working is i686 while the system where it isn't is x86_64.
While reading through the preupgrade sources to try and debug this, I noticed another difference between the two systems during one of the debug runs: The system on which it didn't work had yum-plugin-auto-update-debug-info installed, causing yum to enable a bunch of debuginfo repositories during every operation, including those run by preupgrade. This seems to have confused preupgrade somehow, causing it to stick to fc12 repositories. After removing yum-plugin-auto-update-debug-info (which wasn't installed on the system on which preupgrade, meanwhile, finished flawlessly) it's now fetching fc13 packages as we speak.
BTW, while reading the sources I noticed 1.1.5 has been releases without __version__ in preupgrade/__init__.py having been bumped -- it's still at 1.1.4 there.
I can confirm - x86_64, I can't remember how it was installed, but I think it was a fresh install to take advantage of the ext4 features. I also had yum-plugin-auto-update-debug-info installed, and once removed it looks for packages....
Could you please try the fixed preupgrade rpm available here; http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/fedora/13/i386/
Unfortunately with the yum-plugin-auto-update-debug-info removed I successfully upgraded to F13... someone else on the cc list?
I'm experiencing this same issue in Fedora 12 to Fedora 13 Branch and I don't have yum-plugin-auto-update-debug-info installed also I tried preupgrade-1.1.6-0.7.fc13.noarch from the URL in comment 9, and it didn't work.
[root@flame ~]# rpm -qa | grep yum-plugin
[root@flame ~]# rpm -e yum-plugin-auto-update-debug-info
error: package yum-plugin-auto-update-debug-info is not installed
Created attachment 411719 [details]
another preupgrade output
Apparently it's fixed updating pyton-urlgrabber
yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing python-urlgrabber
Yes, the urlgrabber thing is an unrelated bug. With a too-small /boot partition (like the 200 MB one F12 creates by default), preupgrade has to fall back to downloading the stage2 file after reboot. Due to a bug in the urlgrabber lib (broken parsing of Content-length HTTP headers) the calculation of whether there's sufficient space in the partition to download the file there fails, it tries to download it futily, dies during download and skips ahead to the "yay, everything done, reboot now!" stage.
preupgrade-1.1.6-1.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
preupgrade-1.1.6-1.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update preupgrade'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/preupgrade-1.1.6-1.fc12
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