Little niggle with a preupgraded F13->F14 (was:Re: End of life for FC12?)
lowen at pari.edu
Sun Nov 14 13:06:14 UTC 2010
On Saturday, November 13, 2010 06:40:03 pm Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> I almost never have issues on os upgrades anymore. The last 2 machines
> here I upgraded from 13->14 just worked. I didn't have to change
> anything at all.
I had my first issue with such this cycle; F12->F13 on this box went well, but I hit a snag with this one, but it was somewhat my own doing.
I had forgotten that I had moodle installed, and, a while back, moodle kept failing to upgrade during yum updates. Since I wasn't actively using it, I didn't file a bug report at the time. I had intended to remove moodle (and all my PlanetCCRMA packages that don't have upgrades yet to F14), but forgot to do so. Made a really good learning opportunity!
The moodle issue threw Anaconda for a loop, and generated a fatal error during package install (it looks like a corrupt package during execution). This was about 85% through the upgrade.
I should really do a scratch F13 install, install moodle, do the preupgrade, and see if I can duplicate so I can file a proper bugzilla report; I just simply was in a rush.
But the tools yum provides were able to fix the issue, but I did have to boot using the F13 kernel, since the initramfs for the F14 kernel wasn't there. One niggle: yum-complete-transaction didn't see any incomplete transactions, but there was one from Anaconda. Like I said, I need to file a complete report. And next time be more diligent.
In a nutshell, "package-cleanup --cleandupes" then "yum update", then I removed all but the currently running F13 kernel, and then reinstalled the F14 kernel, and rebooted into the F14 kernel. And the box is running fine. In the old days this would have been a reinstall, but the yum tools have really gotten robust.
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