Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 798691
Cross-arch upgrade is allowed and does not work
Last modified: 2013-07-04 04:24:30 EDT
Description of problem:
I tried to upgrade F16 i686 with F17 Alpha DVD x86_64. I wanted to check whether bug 735060 is resolved. However, to my surprise, anaconda allowed me to perform the upgrade, no warning/error message poped up.
I don't believe cross-arch upgrade is supported, therefore it should not be made possible. The upgrade was really fast (probably just a few packages were installed) and at the end I was presented with an error about kernel packages (no_kernel.png). After hitting OK, the "Bootloader" dialog stayed open, even though anaconda switched to final screen (reboot.png). "Reboot" button was not clickable and I had to hard-reset. I believe that is another error - if there is an error dialog during "installing bootloader" phase, the original dialog stays displayed.
After reboot, I booted again into Fedora 16 (the graphics and most of the applications seem to be fc16), but e.g. /etc/fedora-release says Fedora 17.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F16 i686
2. upgrade from F17 Alpha x86_64
no error dialog
Proposing as F17 Beta blocker due to criterion:
"The installer must be able to successfully complete an upgrade installation from a clean, fully updated default installation (from any official install medium) of the previous stable Fedora release, either via preupgrade or by booting to the installer manually. The upgraded system must meet all release criteria"
The upgraded system clearly does not meet criteria. It's probably half-broken.
Created attachment 566570 [details]
Created attachment 566571 [details]
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Anaconda no longer performs upgrades, but the same problem affects fedup. Reported as bug 981180.