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Bug 1514877 - updating to fedora 27 tries refresh packages
Summary: updating to fedora 27 tries refresh packages
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1492036
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf-plugins-extras
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: rpm-software-management
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2017-11-19 06:38 UTC by Aleksandar Kostadinov
Modified: 2017-11-30 09:56 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-11-30 09:56:41 UTC

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Description Aleksandar Kostadinov 2017-11-19 06:38:50 UTC
Description of problem:
If you don't immediately upgrade reboot after package download, then dnf will try to refresh packages after reboot.

What I did on a fedora 26 was

> sudo dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=27
> # shutdown machines during the night
> sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

Then dnf crashed with 

> Nov 19 07:27:15 koTak systemd[1]: Starting System Upgrade using DNF...
> Nov 19 07:27:20 koTak dnf[1049]: Error: Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'updates'
> Nov 19 07:27:20 koTak systemd[1]: dnf-system-upgrade.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
> Nov 19 07:27:20 koTak systemd[1]: Failed to start System Upgrade using DNF.
> Nov 19 07:27:20 koTak systemd[1]: dnf-system-upgrade.service: Unit entered failed state.
> Nov 19 07:27:20 koTak systemd[1]: dnf-system-upgrade.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

How reproducible:
Reproduces on the two machines I updated.


Steps to Reproduce:
1. sudo dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=27
2. sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot # but shutdown machine for several hours
3. power on machine

Actual results:
dnf tries to refresh repo data and packages (failed for me at this point in boot process)

Expected results:
dnf upgrades packages offline without doing network connections

Comment 1 Michael S. 2017-11-24 19:13:11 UTC
So I do have the same problem, but I do reboot immediatly. While searching for this error, I also stumbled on a few others report: 

My investigation did lead me to disabling this:

In turn, this mark the repo as lazy:

and so they do not expire in this method (Repo.load):

In the end, i wonder if that's not related to check_config_file_age, and some weird interaction between the age of the repo file and the age of the cache.

Can you try to disable check_config_file_age and upgrade ?

Comment 2 neil 2017-11-30 00:36:41 UTC
I had the same problem today. Saw from dnf.log that the system-upgrade was trying to get online and failing.

After running 'dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=27' again, then 'sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot' immediately, the upgrade proceeded without failure.

Comment 3 Marek Blaha 2017-11-30 09:56:41 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1492036 ***

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