Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 667959
Preupgrade shouldn't offer versions >= N+3 if it cannot actually do that
Last modified: 2012-08-16 16:03:34 EDT
Description of problem:
Because of bug 527443 I have to install Fedora 10 on a machine
and upgrade it to Fedora 14. For the first time I used preupgrade
to do this.
Preupgrade offered to installed Fedora 14, so I selected that,
waited about 3 hours while it downloaded packages etc., only
to be told on next reboot that I could upgrade to Fedora 14.
This behaviour is ill-conceived. It should tell me beforehand
that the upgrade is not possible.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
preupgrade 1.1.3-1.fc10.noarch going to Fedora 14.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 10.
2. Preupgrade to Fedora 14.
Waits 3 hours to tell me it can't do it.
Tell me immediately it can't do it.
Mailing list thread:
It gets better. Now preupgrade won't work at all. It
offers Fedora 12, but just goes to the reboot page and
after reboot gives the same error.
(In reply to comment #2)
> It gets better. Now preupgrade won't work at all. It
> offers Fedora 12, but just goes to the reboot page and
> after reboot gives the same error.
This one is resolved by doing 'yum clean all'.
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