Bug 865056 - aborted transaction cannot be recovered
aborted transaction cannot be recovered
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Fedora Packaging Toolset Team
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Reported: 2012-10-10 13:23 EDT by Stas Sergeev
Modified: 2013-08-01 04:09 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 04:09:03 EDT
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Description Stas Sergeev 2012-10-10 13:23:06 EDT
Description of problem:
I aborted the "--releasever=17 distr-sync" transaction in
the middle, and ended up in an unrecoverable state.
I then tried:
1. yum-complete-transaction
2. package-cleanup --cleandupes
3. yum history redo <num>
4. yum history undo <num>
All the above are starting to work but are ending up with an
errors like this:
yum-3.4.3-29.fc17.noarch is a duplicate with yum-3.4.3-25.fc16.noarch
yum-metadata-parser-1.1.4-6.fc17.x86_64 is a duplicate with yum-metadata-parser-1.1.4-5.fc16.x86_64
yum-utils-1.1.31-4.fc17.noarch is a duplicate with yum-utils-1.1.31-2.fc16.noarch
etc, Yes, they are duplicated, because the installation was partially
finished. I am surprised that, for instance, yum-complete-transaction
or package-cleanup are checking this at all: they should fix this, rather
than err on this.
This is certainly a bug, but any hints as to how can I get my
system out of that misery, would be great!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(no idea which one is in charge)

How reproducible:
You just try.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run a distro-sync process f16->f17
2. abort it in a middle
3. now try to recover your system!
Actual results:
No yum-related tools work any longer

Expected results:
At least yum-complete-transaction should work!
It should not check anything that was already checked when
the transaction started.

Additional info:
I guess all I can do now is a complete re-install?
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