[SOLVED] Upgrade still broken in Mageia 7 RC

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[SOLVED] Upgrade still broken in Mageia 7 RC

Postby griffin2 » Jun 11th, '19, 13:33

Upgrading to new releases of Mageia has never worked for me. The installer always says that upgrade won't work on my system, without providing any reason, such as not enough free space or the presence of unsupported software packages.
However, in the past I have proceeded to attempt upgrades anyway, although I don't recall if those were ever successful. If not, I would proceed to perform a fresh install. I have the iso files on my system going all the way back to Mageia 3.
I tried to perform an upgrade again with the Mageia 7 RC installer, but immediately encountered an error. The installer mounted disk partitions then displayed the message: "An error occurred. Can't call method "val" on an undefined value."
I'm still hoping to be able to perform an upgrade to Mageia 7.
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Re: Upgrade still broken in Mageia 7 RC

Postby martinw » Jun 11th, '19, 20:34

Please try again, and when the error occurs, press Ctrl-Alt-F2 which will switch to a console. Insert a formatted USB stick into a spare USB slot, then enter
Code: Select all
bug

at the command prompt. This should write a file named "report.bug" to the USB stick. Open a bug report describing the problem, and attach that file (compressed with 'xz' if necessary).
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Re: Upgrade still broken in Mageia 7 RC

Postby griffin2 » Jun 11th, '19, 23:44

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Re: Upgrade still broken in Mageia 7 RC

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 12th, '19, 08:15

Please always provide the link, as that allows others to look it up in case they have a similar issue.
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Re: Upgrade still broken in Mageia 7 RC

Postby griffin2 » Jun 12th, '19, 09:24

Link to bug report added above.
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Re: [SOLVED] Upgrade still broken in Mageia 7 RC

Postby griffin2 » Jun 13th, '19, 14:20

The problem was due to a bad iso DVD disc.
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Re: [SOLVED] Upgrade still broken in Mageia 7 RC

Postby martinw » Jun 13th, '19, 20:19

I looked into why the installer claims your system cannot be safely upgraded. The commit message for when this check was added is
warn the user and propose to install/quit-install before upgrading from a partition where "/" is ext3 with block-size 1KB to avoid kernel bug (#37583)

As this check was added in 2008, it seems likely that the kernel bug has since been fixed,
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