another upgrade, another disaster

Martin Sourada martin.sourada at
Mon Jun 11 12:45:35 UTC 2012

Hi Adam,

On Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:39:38 -0700 
Adam Williamson wrote:

> On Sat, 2012-06-09 at 16:11 +0200, Martin Sourada wrote:
> > I used preupgrade for the first time and had a similar experience,
> > but nothing one cannot fix...
> > 
> > 1. Prepared the preupgrade process (f16->f17)
> > 2. reboot and start upgrade
> > 3. upgrade gets stuck on some package (IIRC it was something lisp
> > related). No CPU or HDD usage for about half an hour
> > 4. got impatient, do a hard reboot start upgrade again
> Don't do this, if you can possibly avoid it. It's never a good idea to
> abort an upgrade and restart it (it results in the other weirdness you
> hit later). When anaconda is running, a console is available on tty2;
> you can fiddle about with processes there to try and unstuck
I tried, but unfortunately it didn't occur to me that the package
post-install script got hung up so I just jumped to conclusion that it
was anaconda that hung up (both CPU, according to top, and HDD were
idling, I didn't see anything suspicious in the messages printed on
tty's and dmesg)...

> whatever's stuck. That sounds somewhat like
> ; there's a fix in
> for that bug, but it only got pushed to stable in the last day or so.
yeah, I discovered this bug after I sent the previous mail and it's
exactly the one I hit...


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