Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 650506
preupgrade fails after reboot: fatal error occured when installing CA-certificate packages
Last modified: 2012-08-16 15:59:56 EDT
Description of problem:
ugrading from F13 to F14 using preupgrade. After reboot, installation fails with error message "A fatal error occured when installing CA-certificate packages"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F13, using preupgrade to upgrade to F14
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start preupgrade, follow instructions
2. reboot when told
3. error shows up
should successful finish upgrade to F14
On my notebook the same happened, but there is a difference: my platform is x86_64.
I would prefer if the priority gets increased from low to high, because that's a show stopper!
I agree. This bug kept me from upgrading so far - I just didn't want to go with the additional work of an usb-stick upgrade yet.
Could it be that it has something to do with network? The error appears the moment it wants to download the first additional package after the reboot, and there is also the comment of this error being possibly related to problems with the install media.
Same problem here, it makes the update from F13 to F14 impossible here, using an x86_64 architecture here, I did an upgrade on an i386 machine without any problem a few hours ago, maybe the architecture x64 makes this problem occurs, Frank and Jobst Hoffman : are you also on a x64 architecture please ? It could help to solve the problem ... thks
Nope, I was using an Eeepc 1000HE, which is a 32bit architecture. Previous preupgrade runs (e.g. 12->13) worked fine.
ok thks for your reply, so x64 is not the culprit, bad way :)
same for me : my server was upgraded from redhat 7.2 to F13 through CD updates or yum or preupgrade always successfully ... :)
hope that this will be fixed or a workaround will be found.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Same problem here, it makes the update from F13 to F14 impossible here, using
> an x86_64 architecture here, I did an upgrade on an i386 machine without any
> problem a few hours ago, maybe the architecture x64 makes this problem occurs,
> Frank and Jobst Hoffman : are you also on a x64 architecture please ? It could
> help to solve the problem ... thks
I also did an update before on another machine with the same architecture, htere were no problems at all, so I expected the same for my notebook
The same here - except that I am installing from a DVD - not preupgrade. Installation halts at "A fatal error occurred when installing CA-certificate
packages" form Mozilla. I used the same machine to upgrade three other machines including a laptop - without a hitch. The machine it fails on is a Dell Dimension 8200, which I use as a router. All of the machines had F13 previously.
correction to previous post - should be "I used the same DVD to upgrade" - not "machine to upgrade"
Tried flash updating the dvd player, converting volume and boot to ext4 - all to no avail. So this is definitely a problem with the configuration of both f14 preupgrade and the f14 DVD. It has happened in the past - that a new Fedora release will upgrade some machines but not others.
(In reply to comment #9)
> Tried flash updating the dvd player, converting volume and boot to ext4 - all
> to no avail. So this is definitely a problem with the configuration of both
> f14 preupgrade and the f14 DVD. It has happened in the past - that a new
> Fedora release will upgrade some machines but not others.
I also tried to upgrade with usb-stick - just got a "boot error". And I used one of my usb sticks with that notebook before - that's how i got Linux onto that machine in the first place. So something with the configuration of the F14 image might be wrong?
Is anyone reading this besides the users with problems?
I am experiencing exactly the same problem. Has anyone made any progress on understanding this bug? Surely it must be something simple.
This is how I fixed it. (I upgraded from Fedora 13 with a Fedora 14 DVD - not preupgrade. Read above for the problem)
Perhaps I should have put the last step first - to determine whether this was the fix. As it is - all I know is that this sequence allowed the install - but I do not know what precisely was causing the initial problem.
1. sudo package-cleanup --leaves - then yum remove (the older packages)
2. sudo package-cleanup --orphans
3. sudo yum clean-all
4. rename /etc/ssl /etc/ssl_hold
Reboot with the DVD install disk and the installation proceeds without error. This may well work with preupgrade, too. I would suggest trying step 4. first - to determine whether this is the fix. It may be that the new installation needs to make links to this directory but cannot because it exists?
It works! I just did step 4, rerun preupgrade, and everything worked fine.
Frank - thank you for confirming what I had suspected. The FC14 installation wants to make /etc/ssl/certs as symlink to /etc/pki/tls/certs where it places the certificates. If /etc/ssl/certs already exists - then the installation fails. In my case the upgrade was failing on one of my older machines - on which I had upgraded successive versions of Fedora since 7. Perhaps /etc/ssl/certs existed as a hard directory in the earlier releases and upgrade installations did not have a problem with that until now? Just a guess.
Thanks SP: Like Frank, I also just followed your step 4, and then used preupgrade to update from Fedora 12. Your explanation sounds spot on, so thanks again!
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