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RE: F11 upgrade - worse than Windows





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> Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 13:33:51 -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
> PS>>> 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?
>
> PS>> 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?
>
> PS>> # chroot /mnt/sysimage
> PS>> # rpm -qa | grep fc10
> PS>> error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - no such file or directory
> PS>> error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
> PS>> error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
> PS>>
> PS>> Does this indicate what the problem is?
>
> KC> No, your current install probably has the db
> KC> open for write access....
> KC> Depending on what you had installed under f10
> KC> (a lot of kernels?) it could take a while to
> KC> reconstruct your db.
>
> I remove old kernels using rpm -e.
>
> KC> At this point I'd try rebooting and see if
> KC> you can boot the new kernel....
>
> I rebooted and the machine is running 2.6.29.5-191.fc11.i586, but there
> were a lot of complaints during the boot.
>
> KC> If so, try a yum-complete-transaction to see
> KC> if anything needs cleaning up. You might find
> KC> a few things that need cleaning up...
> KC> At best, you might not find any problems...
> KC> Absolute worst, is you can't boot at all and
> KC> need the rescue disk to recover. but it looks like
> KC> the bulk of the install finished.
>
> I rebooted before I read this. At the prompt I ran
>
> # yum clean all
> # yum update
>
> And it updated a bunch of packages with the fc10 versions. Time to
> cleanup ;-)
>
> KC> Also, remember if you have RPM problems after
> KC> the reboot, try:
> KC>
> KC> cd /var/lib/rpm
> KC> rm -f __*
> KC> rpm --rebuilddb
> KC>
> KC> And if your rebuild hangs, try it with a number
> KC> of -v options, log the output, and post it here....
>
> Thanks for all of the help Kevin.
>
> What can I do to start obtaining fc11 rpms with yum?
>
> Pete
>
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What does it say ? 10 or 11 ?




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