[Mageia-dev] ANN: Upgrading from Mageia 2 via urpmi

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Sun Dec 9 13:14:03 CET 2012

'Twas brillig, and Remy CLOUARD at 08/12/12 12:25 did gyre and gimble:
> On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 04:37:43PM +0000, Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> Hi,
> [...]
>> So I've just pushed the package mageia-prepare-upgrade to mga2
>> core/updates_testing.
> [...]
>> Happy testing. Let me know if it kills any kittens. Please keep a backup
>> etc. etc.
>> Col
> Hi Colin,
> I’ve followed the procedure and could upgrade my system from 2 to
> cauldron, but I still have an issue with the filesystem package.
> Somehow it seems like it fails to move /var/run to /run and /var/lock to
> /run/lock.
> I would be glad if there could be a workaround for this.
> Here is a debug output of urpmi:
> # export LC_ALL=C
> # export LANG=C
> # urpmi --debug filesystem
> error: unpacking of archive failed on file /var/lock: cpio: rename
> failed - Is a directory
> error: filesystem-2.1.9-18.mga3.x86_64: install failed
> error: filesystem-2.1.9-17.mga2.x86_64: erase skipped
> unlocking urpmi database
> unlocking rpm database
> EXITING (pid=11661)
> The only way out I think would be to manually do the symlink from
> another install.
> Could you confirm that ?

Actually yes, there is still a problem at present with /var on a
separate partition... I need to look into that.



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