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Bug 826497 - kde-filesystem failed to install due to directory/symlink difference, caused preupgrade to abort, unbootable system after
kde-filesystem failed to install due to directory/symlink difference, caused ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kde-filesystem (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Rex Dieter
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-30 07:16 EDT by Hin-Tak Leung
Modified: 2013-08-01 05:21 EDT (History)
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Description Hin-Tak Leung 2012-05-30 07:16:42 EDT
Description of problem:
kde-filesystem fails to install due to a directory/symbolic link difference somewhere under doc/CN_*/common (was a directory, the package wants symlink to directory above). This cause preupgrade to abort about 1/3 of the way of upgrade, and resulting in an unbootable system.

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I used the virtual console to manually remove the "doc/CN_*/common" directory and do a manual rpm --root=/mnt/sysimage -Uvh /var/cache/yum/preupgrade/kde-filesystem* to allow upgrade to keep going.

More info later, when the upgrade finishes.
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2012-05-30 09:34:33 EDT
so, something on your system created that directory, which kde-filesystem is supposed to own.  any idea how it got created?
Comment 2 Kevin Kofler 2012-05-30 10:14:11 EDT
I'd guess it got created as an unowned directory by some package which installs something to it without directly nor indirectly requiring kde-filesystem.
Comment 3 Hin-Tak Leung 2012-05-30 13:47:06 EDT
$  find /usr/share/doc/HTML/zh_* -name "common" | xargs --verbose -n 1 rpm -qf
rpm -qf /usr/share/doc/HTML/zh_CN/common 
rpm -qf /usr/share/doc/HTML/zh_CN/gwenview/common 
rpm -qf /usr/share/doc/HTML/zh_CN/docs/common 
rpm -qf /usr/share/doc/HTML/zh_HK/common 
rpm -qf /usr/share/doc/HTML/zh_HK/docs/common 
rpm -qf /usr/share/doc/HTML/zh_TW/common 
rpm -qf /usr/share/doc/HTML/zh_TW/docs/common 

I would assume it is a past version of kde-l10n-Chinese ? I only had the problem in zh_CN/docs/common, not on zh_TW or zh_HK. 

$  find /usr/share/doc/HTML/zh_*  | xargs rpm -qf | sort | uniq

It appears that some of kde 3 can still be installed to co-exist with kde 4, and it also use those directories. I may also had kde platform docs in chinese at some point (if such thing exists/existed).

Anyway, since the problem happened under /usr/share/doc/HTML/zh_CN/docs/common, it has to be some sort of (simplified) Chinese documentation or such.
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