Bug 981180 - Cross-arch upgrade is allowed and "bricks" the machine
Summary: Cross-arch upgrade is allowed and "bricks" the machine
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fedup
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
unspecified
unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Will Woods
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2013-07-04 08:23 UTC by Kamil Páral
Modified: 2013-12-22 05:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: fedup-0.8.0-3.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Environment:
Last Closed: 2013-12-19 07:22:17 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
boot error after upgrade (2.91 KB, image/png)
2013-07-04 08:23 UTC, Kamil Páral
no flags Details
fedup.log (115.49 KB, text/plain)
2013-07-04 08:27 UTC, Kamil Páral
no flags Details
upgrade.log (124.97 KB, text/plain)
2013-07-04 08:27 UTC, Kamil Páral
no flags Details

Description Kamil Páral 2013-07-04 08:23:17 UTC
Created attachment 768634 [details]
boot error after upgrade

Description of problem:
This is a follow-up of bug 798691. Anaconda no longer performs upgrades, but fedup does. I tried the same approach:

1. install F18 Live i686
2. insert F19 DVD x86_64 *by mistake*
3. run "fedup --device" and upgrade

180 packages were upgraded (I assume all noarch ones), the rest was left intact. The end result is a non-booting system due to:

"Failed to load SELinux policy. Freezing."

Providing selinux=0 helps to boot and the system seems at least basically functional (firefox and terminal works).

We should really guard our users from mistakes that can render their system non-functional, even though we might consider it "their fault". We need to increase our software's reliability.

How can fedup warn the user about possible problems? Ideas:
1. check whether --device contains the same architecture repository as is the installed system, and refuse to continue or at least print a big fat warning in that case
2. if there are any packages that wouldn't be upgraded using the chosen update method, print a warning a provide their list somewhere. If the number of not-to-be-upgraded packages is substantial when compared to installed packages, make the warning stronger.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
fedup-0.7.3-4.fc18

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F18 Live i686
2. insert F19 DVD x86_64 *by mistake*
3. run "fedup --device" and upgrade

Actual results:
upgrade is performed and system is rendered nonfunctional

Expected results:
upgrade is refused or the user is very clearly warned that something is wrong and what the outcomes may be

Comment 1 Kamil Páral 2013-07-04 08:27:21 UTC
Created attachment 768636 [details]
fedup.log

Comment 2 Kamil Páral 2013-07-04 08:27:26 UTC
Created attachment 768637 [details]
upgrade.log

Comment 3 Will Woods 2013-12-06 18:56:24 UTC
This should be fixed in 0.8.0:

  https://github.com/wgwoods/fedup/commit/5137d50

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-12-11 22:12:21 UTC
fedup-0.8.0-3.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/fedup-0.8.0-3.fc19

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-12-11 22:20:35 UTC
fedup-0.8.0-3.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/fedup-0.8.0-3.fc20

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-12-11 22:22:23 UTC
fedup-0.8.0-3.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/fedup-0.8.0-3.fc18

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-12-13 05:09:48 UTC
Package fedup-0.8.0-3.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing fedup-0.8.0-3.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2013-23316/fedup-0.8.0-3.fc19
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-12-19 07:22:17 UTC
fedup-0.8.0-3.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2013-12-20 01:44:40 UTC
fedup-0.8.0-3.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2013-12-22 05:34:48 UTC
fedup-0.8.0-3.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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