Bug 81080 - anaconda offers to "upgrade" my Mandrake Linux 9.0 partition
anaconda offers to "upgrade" my Mandrake Linux 9.0 partition
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 79578
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Reported: 2003-01-03 19:39 EST by Richard Lloyd
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Description Richard Lloyd 2003-01-03 19:39:03 EST
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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):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

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 :-)
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-08 15:27:31 EST
Thanks we will try to find a solution to this problem.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-08 20:17:13 EST
We now check for product name in /etc/redhat-release and allow an override by
booting with 'linux upgradeany'
Comment 4 Mike McLean 2003-01-27 17:47:46 EST
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

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