another upgrade, another disaster

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Thu May 31 21:59:24 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-06-01 at 07:30 +1000, Rob K wrote:
> On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 6:46 AM, Corey Richardson <corey at> wrote:
> > On Tue, 29 May 2012 16:42:30 -0400
> > Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at> <ndbecker2 at> wrote:
> >
> >> Basically the same kind of failure as the last several times I did
> >> updates. This time f16->f17.  Used preupgrade.
> >>
> >
> > I've heard nothing but bad things about preupgrade from lots of people,
> > and I've heard the developers either never hear about it, ignore it, or
> > don't care. I tried a preupgrade and it half-succeeded, I had to fix
> > the initramfs and a few other things afterwards though. IMO, it isn't
> > worth the pain.
> My anecdata beats your anecdata. Preupgrade works fine for me, and has
> done for several releases now. Considering it's just anaconda with a
> reboot in the middle, that's not too surprising. has to write a bootloader configuration, and a kickstart, and
it uses the fairly uncommon kernel pair method for running anaconda. All
of those can (and have) caused problems.
Adam Williamson
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