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Re: fedora 11 worst then ever release

On 07/27/2009 07:33 AM, David Cantrell wrote:
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On Sun, 26 Jul 2009, Björn Persson wrote:

Ralf Corsepius wrote:
On 07/26/2009 02:37 PM, Seth Vidal wrote:
On Sat, 25 Jul 2009, Alan Cox wrote:
"all of my system has a wrong openssl version"

all these symptoms sound like your upgrade went horribly wrong. I've
seen preupgrade mash up a box by half upgrading like that. It's the
I don't think preupgrade is actually safe to use yet.

Preupgrade's process is to depsolve - using the same method anaconda
does, download the pkgs it solves out. Put them in a cachedir. Download
a kernel and an initrd, Setup a ks.cfg. then reboot the machine and
allow anaconda to do the install.

Specific issues we've had with preupgrade are related to not being able
to find a mirror and/or not being able to get pkgs.

Mine were
* preupgrade running out of diskspace on / when trying to fill
/var/cache/yum (my "/"'s tend to be minimized/small)

You're not blaming Preupgrade for the partition being too small, are
you? If
you want a small root partition you should put /var/cache/yum on another

Do you mean Preupgrade didn't handle the lack of disk space well?

* anaconda failing during reboots due not being able to process fstab
correctly (FC11's anaconda misparses fstab and is unable able to process
bind-mounts nor nfs-mounts).

Bind mounts are fixed, as far as I know:

For NFS mounts, I believe it's fixed in commit
40728ffcc1e32eb6b5ccc0cd3b3ddb23216cf199, which was on June 7th. That
carry over NFS mounts listed in /etc/fstab if you are doing an upgrade.
Well, to my knowledge these are "FIXED RAWHIDE", only.

* anaconda's depsolving failed when upgrading an FC10 + FC10-updates
system due to NEVR issues.

If you have any details of the failure, it would help.
Unfortunately no. I had not been involved into upgrading the system this had happened to from the beginning.

I was called to troubleshoot this upgrade. The situation I found was a partially upgraded system, stuck on upgrading yum due to a rpm conflict on yum itself. No idea how the person trying to upgrade managed to get into this situation.


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