Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 826497
kde-filesystem failed to install due to directory/symlink difference, caused preupgrade to abort, unbootable system after
Last modified: 2013-08-01 05:21:37 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
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.
so, something on your system created that directory, which kde-filesystem is supposed to own. any idea how it got created?
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.
$ 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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