Re: upgrade to squeeze fails for NFS-rooted system



debian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx put forth on 11/27/2010 11:50 PM:
Upgrading lenny to squeeze fails with the following message during
"apt-get upgrade":

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Preparing to replace mount 2.13.1.1-1 (using .../mount_2.17.2-3.3_amd64.deb) ...
You have NFS mount points currently mounted, and this version of mount
requires that nfs-common be upgraded before NFS mounts will work.

Aborting install.
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/mount_2.17.2-3.3_amd64.deb (--unpack):
subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/mount_2.17.2-3.3_amd64.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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Yes, I do have an NFS mount--my whole filesystem:

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# mount
/dev/nfs on / type nfs (rw)
[...]
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So how do I upgrade?

See:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=493095

Did you upgrade apt-get, aptitude, and dpkg before attempting the full
upgrade? Did you try "aptitude safe-upgrade" as well as "apt-get upgrade"?

Did you try manually upgrading nfs-common, nfs-utils, and mount,
individually, before performing the rest of the upgrade.

Did you attempt any troubleshooting before firing off this email to
debian-user?

As noted in the bug report by one of the devs, they assume a sysadmin
capable of setting up diskless workstations is smart enough to figure
his way around this bug...

--
Stan


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