another upgrade, another disaster

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Tue May 29 20:50:39 UTC 2012

On Tue, 29 May 2012 16:42:30 -0400
Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at> wrote:


> 1) Could I have actually recovered from this mess without a complete
> re-install?

Sure. Confirm the correct repos were enabled, 'yum distro-sync' and
work through any dep issues that show up. 

> 2) Can't we make the install fail more gracefully?

Well, I suppose in this case it would take rpm handling dir/link/file
issues a bit better. Or perhaps we could run a 'rpm -Va' before running
preupgrade and yell about issues like this? 

> 3) Would it be possible to continue an failed install, and have it
> actually work?

After a reboot I wouldn't think so... especially if something changed
on disk since the transaction failed. 


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