Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81080
anaconda offers to "upgrade" my Mandrake Linux 9.0 partition
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
When anaconda searches for existing Red Hat Linux partitions and finds
some, it displays a list of them next to an "Upgrade" radio button (you
can choose to do a fresh install instead of upgrade instead of course).
However, surely it should only list *Red Hat Linux* partitions and
not other non-Red Hat Linux partitions ?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a non-Red Hat Linux distro on a partition (I had
Mandrake Linux 9.0 on one)
2. Boot the phoebe beta CD-ROM disk 1 and go into anaconda
3. Note what anaconda lists as "upgradable" Linux partitions
Actual Results: I had 3 Linux partitions - two Red Hat Linux 8.0 partitions and
one Mandrake Linux 9.0 partition. anaconda listed all three as
"upgradable" to the phoebe release of Red Hat Linux !
Expected Results: Only Red Hat Linux partitions should be listed as being
Now maybe this is an invalid bug report because phoebe *can* actually
"upgrade" a Mandrake distro to Red Hat, but I didn't want to wreck
Mandrake to find out what happened :-) However, I think the end-user
would be very wary of such an upgradability claim (I'm sure things
live in different locations, even for distros that had their early
origins in Red Hat like Mandrake used to) and it just seems plain
wrong to wipe off a rival's distro and claim it's an upgrade rather
than a fresh install :-)
Thanks we will try to find a solution to this problem.
We now check for product name in /etc/redhat-release and allow an override by
booting with 'linux upgradeany'
Confirmed in phoebe public beta 2.
* by default filtration by redhat-release is performed
* the upgradeany option overrides this
* the release notes describes this behavior