F16->F17 preupgrade (Re: F17 Beta to slip by an additional week.)

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed May 2 09:10:50 UTC 2012

On Sun, 2012-04-29 at 00:39 +0200, Michał Piotrowski wrote:
> 2012/4/28 Michał Piotrowski <mkkp4x4 at gmail.com>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > W dniu 28 kwietnia 2012 09:52 użytkownik Adam Williamson
> > <awilliam at redhat.com> napisał:
> >> On Fri, 2012-04-27 at 14:18 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> >>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 20:05:50 +0200,
> >>>    Michał Piotrowski <mkkp4x4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> >
> >>> >Are there any serious known problems with apache, python, php, mysql,
> >>> >postgresql?
> >>>
> >>> I am using F17 on a machine that use postgres and perl scripts (not
> >>> mod_perl though) to generate web pages using apache. Things seem to
> >>> be working fine.
> >>
> >> As long as http://www.happyassassin.net is running, you can take it that
> >> a basic LAMP stack on F17 is working. =)
> >
> > Thanks for the info. I'll try to do an update today - if there are any
> > problems, then I will let you know.
> I'm still using grub1 on this machine, so I got small problem
> Saving Primary metadata
> Saving file lists metadata
> Saving other metadata
> Generating sqlite DBs
> Sqlite DBs complete
> Preparing system to boot into installer
> DEBUG /sbin/grubby --title="Upgrade to Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle)"
> --remove-kernel="/boot/upgrade/vmlinuz"
> --add-kernel="/boot/upgrade/vmlinuz"
> --initrd="/boot/upgrade/initrd.img" --args="preupgrade
> repo=hd::/var/cache/yum/preupgrade
> ks=hd:UUID=daad74d1-728f-42dc-b4ee-456174f83d99:/boot/upgrade/ks.cfg
> stage2=hd:UUID=daad74d1-728f-42dc-b4ee-456174f83d99:/boot/upgrade/squashfs.img"
> error opening /boot/grub/grub.cfg for read: No such file or directory
> Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.
> All finished. The upgrade will begin when you reboot.

So AIUI, you're saying preupgrade wasn't able to add an entry to grub1's
config for performing the upgrade? That could be filed as a bug, though
it probably wouldn't get high priority unless it also affects F15.

> I added this config to grub menu manually and performed update. After
> update I still have 297 packages to update with yum. I think it was
> outdated mirror or something like that.

I explained that in my other mail. AIUI, what happens is that preupgrade
uses the 'release' and 'updates' repositories, it doesn't use
updates-testing. After preupgrade, updates-testing is enabled, because
that's the default in fedora-release for pre-releases. So as soon as the
upgrade is complete, a bunch of new packages from updates-testing is
immediately 'available'.
Adam Williamson
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