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RE: F11 upgrade - worse than Windows





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> Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:56:07 -0700
> From: developer toyon com
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: F11 upgrade - worse than Windows
>
> 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>
> 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>>
> PS>> N of N packages completed
> PS>>
> PS>> in the background, and
> PS>>
> 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>
> 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?
>
> Pete
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It would appear that the upgrade process has not finished updating the database.
So, for all practical purposes, your "upgraded" system is very likely unusable.
At this point I would strongly urge you to burn the dvd iso and  upgrade from
the dvd.



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