Bug 5979 - The update process is very unreliable (say: mostly unusable)
Summary: The update process is very unreliable (say: mostly unusable)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-15 10:35 UTC by thomas.hiller
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-10-21 18:54:28 UTC

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Description thomas.hiller 1999-10-15 10:35:02 UTC
1) When a partition cannot be mounted, update crashed
   (Linux partition without a filesystem)
2) When the first linux partition is not /, update says
   'no linux partition found'
   (layout: /boot hda1 / hda6 with ntfs in between)
3) lilo.conf is replaced during update. The old version is
   not saved.
4) There is no hint to /tmp/upgrade.log (graph. installer)
5) Samba config is moved to .rpmsave new is .rpmnew. There
   is no current conf file after the update
6) If running upgrade a second time, a lot of packages are
   upgraded. Why ?
7) Possible improvement: show a list with packages added in
   this release during the upgrade (e.g. openldap).

Thomas Hiller

SAP LinuxLab

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 18:54:59 UTC
These issues are addressed in other bugs in the system.
2) #5555
3) #5576

I will pass the other issues on to a developer.  Please refer to these
bug posting for further information.

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