Bug 798691 - Cross-arch upgrade is allowed and does not work
Cross-arch upgrade is allowed and does not work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Brian Lane
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 735060
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Reported: 2012-02-29 10:19 EST by Kamil Páral
Modified: 2013-07-04 04:24 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-07-04 04:24:30 EDT
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no_kernel.png (46.78 KB, image/png)
2012-02-29 10:20 EST, Kamil Páral
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reboot.png (59.28 KB, image/png)
2012-02-29 10:20 EST, Kamil Páral
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Description Kamil Páral 2012-02-29 10:19:55 EST
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):
F17 Alpha
anaconda 17.11

How reproducible:
probably 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F16 i686
2. upgrade from F17 Alpha x86_64
Actual results:
no error dialog

Expected results:
error dialog

Additional info:
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.
Comment 1 Kamil Páral 2012-02-29 10:20:17 EST
Created attachment 566570 [details]
Comment 2 Kamil Páral 2012-02-29 10:20:23 EST
Created attachment 566571 [details]
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Comment 4 Kamil Páral 2013-07-04 04:24:30 EDT
Anaconda no longer performs upgrades, but the same problem affects fedup. Reported as bug 981180.

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