Bug #372011 (or: how we could help with anaconda beta tests)

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Sat Nov 24 03:41:39 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-11-23 at 13:34 -0900, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Nov 23, 2007 12:31 PM, André Costa <blueser at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yeah, agreed about the resources. That's exactly why I am proposing
> > that Fedora developers release early versions of anaconda's deps
> > solver only -- not the whole thing.
> Isn't anaconda making use of yum's depsolver directly? My reading of
> the bugzilla comments tells me this is reproducible with yum directly
> without needing to use anaconda.
> So if depsolving problems are really  yum bugs, don't we already have
> enough tools being released as part of the testing process for people
> interested in stress testing the depsolver without any extra releases
> of anything?
> Comment 14 in the bug report has an example on how to yum reproduce
> this specific issue.
My gut feeling is that all these "26% upgrade hangers" stem from trying
to upgrade an "FC7 Everything" (comprising FC7 updates) installation
using the DVD image and yum encountering a bug during depsolving.

Anyway, so far, I didn't encounter the  "26% hanger" during my all
FC7->FC8 upgrades I have performed so far (all on i386, only), but I
* upgrades corrupting the rpmdb (esp. due to broken %post scripts)
* yum producing bizarre results on deps it could not resolve (esp.
kernel related packages)
* SELinux interfering into the upgrade process (Long series of
complaints on invalid contexts and the like).

I resorted to first selectively manually upgrade certain vital package
(glibc, kernel, rpm, yum),  then to reboot with selinux disabled and
then to use "Everything+updates" instead of the DVDs.


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