My fedup upgrade from F18 to F20, or "When Sendmail won't start"
tonynelson at georgeanelson.com
Mon Dec 30 19:45:59 UTC 2013
I have upgraded my system from F18 to F20 with fedup. Last year I
upgraded from F16 to F18 with preupgrade and fedup, and it did not go
well. This time was much better.
The boot option to upgrade did not appear until I rebuilt the grub2 menu
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
I should note that grub2 was not properly configured to its current
of modules, even though all packages were up to date (including grub2
and grub2-tools), and:
was needed to fix that.
After the upgrade, sendmail would not start. (Actually it would start
but was then stopped.) This turned out to be a problem with usrmove
from the F16 to F18 upgrade. All of it had been done except the move of
/var/run/ to /run/ and /var/lock/ to /run/lock/. Systemd was OK with
this on F18 (I don't know why) but not on F20. Booting single-user
(append 1 to kernel command line) and then:
cp -an /var/run /run # probably unneeded
cp -an /var/lock /run/lock # probably unneeded
rm -rf /var/run ; ln -s /run /var/run
rm -rf /var/lock ; ln -s /run/lock /var/lock
fixed the problem and sendmail started properly after that.
It all didn't go quite this smoothly, and next time I will burn a live
cd before upgrading. (I did eventually get the xfce spin. The Midori
web browser really doesn't work, so I had to get elinks in order to
search and browse the web from the live cd.)
TonyN.:' <mailto:tonynelson at georgeanelson.com>
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