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Old 17th June 2009, 08:08 PM
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Message while running preupgrade.......

Greetings to all.........
And my thanks to those that have answered my previous questions (answers found via searching the forums). Here is my question / issue. I was about to "preupgrade" (as I have, previously, used successfully) to F11 . While in terminal, I go to run preupgrade & I see the following:

/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py:181: UserWarning: Use .preconf instead of passing args to _getConfig
warnings.warn('Use .preconf instead of passing args to _getConfig')
Loaded plugins: blacklist, refresh-packagekit, whiteout

Being a true coward that wishes to live a long, quiet & uneventful life, I stopped here. Before I commit, could someone, please, explain what this information means, or if it is significant. I may live in Silicone Valley, but I am not a "techie" (no offense intended to anyone). I have used Fedora since Fedora 5 or6, can't remember. Learning as I went, but I still don't know much.

My electronic abacus has: Intel 865GBF motherboard, 2.0G of memory, P4 / 2.4Ghz processor, the on board Intel graphics, 73 GB available on HDD. Currently using Fedora 10.

Any info would be appreciated.....whether positive or negative.
cheers !
Steve
aka, "The guy that can draw a mouse with a pencil, but can't draw a pencil with a mouse!"
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Old 26th June 2009, 09:21 PM
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I have the same Problem. Wanted to Upgrade from 10 to 11 a week ago and didnt get that error message but decided to do it next week. now it doesnt work.

thx
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Old 26th June 2009, 10:16 PM
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I have the same Problem. Wanted to Upgrade from 10 to 11 a week ago and didnt get that error message but decided to do it next week. now it doesnt work.

thx
What part doesn't work. preupgrade itself does not run?
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Old 26th June 2009, 10:35 PM
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What part doesn't work. preupgrade itself does not run?
I get the same problem and yes it happens when trying to run preupgrade or preupgrade-cli
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Old 26th June 2009, 10:35 PM
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Here's the full trace:

/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py:181: UserWarning: Use .preconf instead of passing args to _getConfig
warnings.warn('Use .preconf instead of passing args to _getConfig')
Loaded plugins: blacklist, fastestmirror, kmdl, priorities, whiteout
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, kmdl, priorities
Failed to fetch release info.
This could be caused by a missing network connection or a bad mirror.
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Old 26th June 2009, 10:56 PM
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If you run "strace preupgrade-cli" it appears to be failing when looking for:
http://fedoraproject.org/releases.txt

Sure enough, there is nothing there.
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Old 26th June 2009, 11:12 PM
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Code:
# preupgrade
/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py:181: UserWarning: Use .preconf instead of passing args to _getConfig
  warnings.warn('Use .preconf instead of passing args to _getConfig')
Geladene Plugins: blacklist, refresh-packagekit, whiteout
and the gui error:
Quote:
Failed to fetch release info.

This could be caused by a missing network connection or a bad mirror.
thx
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Old 27th June 2009, 12:03 AM
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Greetings,
I found some bravery, didn't worry about the message & went ahead with the upgrade. Aside from a small flash video issue (fixed via searching the forum), all is well. Cheers!
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Old 27th June 2009, 02:00 AM
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what do you mean went ahead? I cant go ahead because I can only do "retry" which has no effect or "exit".
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Old 27th June 2009, 10:24 PM
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Two preupgrade issues

I think there are two preupgrade issues. The first is the "UserWarning: Use .preconf instead of passing args to _getConfig" message. I think that, as it says, this is a warning and when beighes ignored it, everything went well.

However, for some of us, there is at least one real error. In my case, I got a pop-up asking whether I wanted to upgrade to F11. I though, well, this should be fun, and accepted. It downloaded all of the packages and rebooted. Up to that point, all was as I would expect. After the reboot, I expected to get some sort of install dialog. Not only did I not get one, but I seem to still be on F10. At least, everything looks exactly the same and my /etc/fedora-release says that I'm on F10.

When *I* run strace, I see lots of reads getting a return value of EAGAIN on a file descriptor that appears to be from a connect() to an AF_FILE socket for "/tmp/.X11-unix/X0". I suspect that this is actually a different problem than the failure to access "http://fedoraproject.org/releases.txt" that ellson mentions.

I tweak my system in various ways, but in ways that should be pretty benign. I did enable some additional repos, but I don't think I added anything that wasn't already there and I sure didn't intend to disable anything.
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Old 28th June 2009, 11:58 AM
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https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=508439

solved
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Old 28th June 2009, 07:20 PM
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Greetings,
As vomlehn wrote, I just ignored the message & pushed on. Only after saving anything important. That way, should there be a disaster, I could always do a clean installation if required. Cheers!....Steve
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Old 7th January 2010, 05:29 PM
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this can be cause by your proxy blocking python preupgrade script, and keeping it from getting to http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/releases.txt. If you have a proxy

# export http_proxy="http://yourproxy:8080"
# preupgrade
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