F11 upgrade - worse than Windows

Peter J. Stieber developer at toyon.com
Thu Jul 16 19:56:07 UTC 2009

PS = Pete Stieber
PS>> So your feeling is I should abort the
PS>> currently stuck install?

KC = Kevin J. Cummings
KC> If you can't find out what's been installed
KC> and what isn't, yes, I'd abort and try again.
KC>  Seems I always end up doing that anyways.  B^)
KC> 24x80 is *not* enough buffer space on any of
KC> the 3 log screens to be able to scroll back
KC> and see information that has scrolled off the
KC> screen.  Seems that's always what happens, by
KC> the time you find the right screen to look at,
KC> the useful information has scrolled off the top
KC> of it.

PS>> Can anyone tell me what anaconda does during a
PS>> GUI install after it reads...
PS>> N of N packages completed
PS>> in the background, and
PS>> Finishing upgrade process.  This may take a little while...

KC> Could be just package cleanup (ie deleting the
KC> OLD RPMs from the db, cleaning up the grub.conf
KC> file, etc.)  Or it could be actually starting
KC> to run the transaction in which case its only
KC> starting to install the N packages....
KC> Can you see if the new kernel is in your grub.conf?

It is.

KC> If you chroot to your /mnt/sysimage, does rpm -qa
KC> show the new RPMS as installed?  Does it show any
KC> of your old ones too?

# chroot /mnt/sysimage
# rpm -qa | grep fc10
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - no such file or directory
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

Does this indicate what the problem is?


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