September 12, 2011

Using preupgrade to upgrade Fedora 14 to Fedora 15 – proxy errors

Filed under: fedora, linux — rmoff @ 09:26

When using preupgrade to upgrade an existing Fedora 14 installation to Fedora 15, the following two errors were encountered:

  • Failed to fetch release info
  • No groups available in any repository

The box sits on a network behind a proxy out to the web.

The resolution was to make sure that environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy are set:

export http_proxy=http://user:password@proxyserver:port
export https_proxy=http://user:password@proxyserver:port

Make sure you do this from the user from which you run preupgrade.


The upgrade is kapput. On reboot I get:
The root for the previously installed system was not found

Lots of hits on the bug database but none resolving.
So still stuck on F14 until I get chance to resolve this, probably just a clean install.

Update 2

I’ve successfully upgraded two other F14 installations to F15 using preupgrade, so the problems above must be unique to the installation in question.


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