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Re: laptop battery died while upgrading using Pre-upgrade



PS: I  think I should do a yum erase \*fc11 to get rid of the partially-updated fc11 rpms? But the rpms have to somewhere on the system, no?

I have lost network connectivity on the machine.

Best,
T

--- On Tue, 6/16/09, Sam Varshavchik <mrsam courier-mta com> wrote:

> From: Sam Varshavchik <mrsam courier-mta com>
> Subject: Re: laptop battery died while upgrading using Pre-upgrade
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 7:16 PM
> Globe Trotter writes:
> 
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Does anyone know how to address this problem? My
> laptop battery died while upgrading using Pre-upgrade. It
> was not connected. So what should I do when I switch it on?
> 
> Cross your fingers, and hope that your RPM database isn't
> fscked.
> 
> > Any suggestions?
> 
> Nope, you'll be flying by the seat of your pants. It's
> anyone's guess what state your system will be in. Chances
> are fairly good that you'll be able to boot, at least in run
> level 1, so you can get a shell prompt.
> 
> Presuming that you can get a shell, the next step would be
> to assess the damage to your RPM database. Presuming that
> rpm --rebuilddb survives, the next step would be to run "rpm
> -q -a", and see what you've got.
> 
> When rpm goes down in a middle of updates, the most likely
> result is that the rpm database will list both the old and
> the new version of each package, and you'll need to compile
> a list of them all, and manually remove the old version of
> each package.
> 
> Been there, done that. It's not fun, but the only other
> option is to salvage the data, reformat, and reinstall.
> 
> Once you manage to put your rpm database in a sane state,
> the next best thing to do is to forget preupgrade, and run
> F11's installer, which will clean up and finish the
> install.
> 
> 
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