Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 828446
rfe - use DVD in preupgrade
Last modified: 2013-02-13 09:45:58 EST
Description of problem:
preupgrade is taking forever to download stuff thats already on the DVD I burned
(which breaks for other other reasons). Itd be nice if there was a way to tell it to use the DVD in the drive.
The README gives no help re how to use the tool
bad if your internet is busted
I tried running $> preupgrade --help while it was running in another
terminal, to see if there was such a feature. It prompted for root password
(it shouldnt - giving help should be read-only, not privileged)
Further, once I gave it, it appeared to do scary things to my other running session:
[jimc@groucho boot]$ preupgrade --help
Loaded plugins: blacklist, whiteout
No plugin match for: rpm-warm-cache
No plugin match for: remove-with-leaves
Detected in-progress upgrade to Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle)
Clearing data from upgrade to Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle)
"Clearing data" that Ive spent much time downloading gives me heartburn;
though the other gui session seems to be proceeding, after a disconcerting
pause following the --help
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
it did actually delete /boot/upgrade
A hugely overdone response to "cancel", esp when the "tip" says otherwize.
I've cancelled the download many times, at many stages, and everytime that I had a partial download the result was an erased or unused download. I have been unsuccessfully attemping to download the preupgrade for F16x68_64. I'm not sure if what was downloaded was actually deleted or if it simply just re-downloads everything from the beginning anyway.
Does it delete when reinitialized after a cancelled attempt?
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