Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64828
upgrade failure gives incorrect feedback
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:32 EDT
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Description of problem:
The installer doesn't give any useful feedback in case of an upgrade failure,
leaving the user with an unusable system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install RH 7.2 with KDE
2.upgrade to RH 7.3
3.wait for error dialog at upgrade of kdebase
Actual Results: The installer displays an completely uninformative error
dialog, suggesting the problem may be related to disk space, media errors, or
Expected Results: The installer should have displayed the actual error message
'rpm -u kdebase' would have given.
This bug is triggered by bug #64650.
I've set 'Severity' to high, because the failed upgrade leaves the system in an
unusable state (no login possible, only single user mode).
Also I feel this bug sets a dangerous precedent for RH towards 'development
Remond style': keep the user totally ignorant about what's going on, and tell 'm
he's out of luck if something goes wrong :-(
*** Bug 64829 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***