Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65199
7.2 -> 7.3 upgrade anaconda uncaught exception
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
I'm using self-burned CDs I downloaded to upgrade my 7.2 install to 7.3. I got
an uncaught exception that showed up almost at the very end of installing all
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. In anaconda, run "upgrade system".
2. Installer proceeds, installs almost all the packages and crashes.
Actual Results: I get the "uncaught exception" message. Now it seems like my
rpm database is screwed up now. For example,
rpm -q XFree86
shows I've got version 4.1 installed, but then
shows I've got 4.2 running.
It looks like the rpm database isn't aware of what I've really got installed.
Here's the last chunk of the anacdump.txt file:
Could you please attach the entire error dump file?
Created attachment 58050 [details]
complete anacdump error file
It looks like there were some read errors from your CD. Could you please test
them by booting the installer with the command line 'linux mediachec' and run
the tests when prompted?
I ran "linux mediacheck" on all 3 CDs before I filed the bug report. I probably
should have mentioned that initially.
Created attachment 63725 [details]
Anaconda Dump during upgrade from RH 6.1 and RH6.2 --> RH 7.3
I am having a similar problem when trying to install 7.3 from scratch on a
blank hdd. Gets almost the whole way through and then crashed on me.
Created attachment 73606 [details]
Attached is the anacdump that I got the second time I tried
There was a case where read errors would be caught but the fd wouldn't be
properly closed making it so you couldn't unmount the CD. This is fixed in CVS
Sorry, I dont know what you are refering to. I have no experence with Linux
before and this is the first time that I will even be seeing linux. You help
would be much appreciated.
Thanks for the report. Development has fixed this bug for our next release.
Please try the next release when it comes out and reopen this bug if you still
have problems with your cd upgrades.
In the meantime, if cd upgrades continue to fail for you, try upgrading from
alternate media (FTP, HTTP, or Harddrive). Please refer to the Installation
guide for details on these methods.