Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 672999
preupgrade fails to write-over or "undo" a previous run of preupgrade
Last modified: 2015-02-17 08:35:44 EST
Description of problem:
preupgrade fails to write-over or "undo" a previous run of preupgrade. The result is a corrupt mix of both runs.
No errors are displayed. It is easy to destroy a system with the mix of packages and anaconda config data.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run preupgrade and select "Fedora 13"
2. Reboot to ORIGIONAL, unupgraded os (as if the upgrade was incompatible)
3. Run preupgrade and select "Fedora 14"
preupgrade verifies Fedora 14 packages as ready.
Fedora 13 packages are not downloaded.
Fedora 13 packages are downloaded and readied for install.
An uncomforatable work-around is to delete all the directories that preupgrade creates. These include /boot/grub/upgrade and /var/cache/yum/preupgrade*
/boot/grub/grub.conf also must be repaired by hand.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.
(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)
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