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    Default 12.1 update installation from DVD fails

    Trying to upgrade from 11.4 to 12.1 via DVD update, I get the following error:

    Installation Failed
    Details:
    Failed to cache RPM database(1).
    History:
    -rpmdb2solv -r '/mnt' -p '/mnt/etc/products.d'
    '/mnt/var/cache/zypp/solv/@System/solv' >
    '/mnt/var/cache/zypp/solv/@System/solvnBusFn'
    db->get: No such file or directory
    corrupt rpm database, key2152 not found
    please run 'rpm --rebuilddb' to recreate the database index files
    Package installation will be aborted.

    Running the recommended rpm command doesn't seem to help. The system is left unbootable in either 11.4 or 12.1.
    Any help appreciated.

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    Default Re: 12.1 update installation from DVD fails

    Boot the DVD
    And confirm the media check is good
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/11...mediacheck.jpg
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    Default Re: 12.1 update installation from DVD fails

    Yep, media check passes.

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    Default Re: 12.1 update installation from DVD fails

    Did you consider just doing a clean install and not formatting /home ?

    I'm not much help really because I never do 'Upgrades'
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    Default Re: 12.1 update installation from DVD fails

    On 06/21/2012 06:56 AM, kjlynn00 wrote:
    >
    > Yep, media check passes.


    unfortunately, the in place upgrade from one supported version to
    another is not as simple as clicking a button (which is why, for
    example, caf4926 and many other SuSE/SUSE/openSUSE old heads "never do
    'Upgrades'"

    so, did you do all the steps you are should to take prior to attempting
    the DVD upgrade?

    the full range of step are here:

    http://tinyurl.com/35p966c
    http://tinyurl.com/6kvoflv
    http://tinyurl.com/7l4m2td

    if you look though all three you _might_ discover which step you missed,
    and can then have a place to being solving the current state of your
    system......but, if you can't figure it out i'd agree with caf4926's
    "consider just doing a clean install and not formatting /home" [but i
    would do that only after saving a copy of all my movies, music, photos,
    homework, almost finished doctoral thesis and letters to/from Aunt
    Tilly, etc etc etc to a safe, off machine, medium..]

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    Default Re: 12.1 update installation from DVD fails

    On 2012-06-21 06:26, kjlynn00 wrote:
    >
    > Trying to upgrade from 11.4 to 12.1 via DVD update, I get the following
    > error:
    >
    > Installation Failed
    > Details:
    > Failed to cache RPM database(1).
    > History:
    > -rpmdb2solv -r '/mnt' -p '/mnt/etc/products.d'
    > '/mnt/var/cache/zypp/solv/@System/solv' >
    > '/mnt/var/cache/zypp/solv/@System/solvnBusFn'
    > db->get: No such file or directory
    > corrupt rpm database, key2152 not found
    > please run 'rpm --rebuilddb' to recreate the database index files
    > Package installation will be aborted.


    Ugly error!

    > Running the recommended rpm command doesn't seem to help. The system
    > is left unbootable in either 11.4 or 12.1.
    > Any help appreciated.


    How did you run that command, if the system is unbootable?

    I'm guessing that you did that in one of the consoles of the install
    system, but in that case you have to use extra steps to run the command on
    the database of the installed system and not in that of the installation
    live system.

    We might succeed booting another live system and recovering the database.


    Why is the system unbootable?


    Offline upgrade method

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