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= Release Notes =
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There are few known issues in the release of Fedora 16 for the s390x architecture
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* the "Shutdown" button at the end of the installation doesn't work - relates to [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=740858 bug 740858], see below for more details
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* a terminal isn't shown on the console when running in Hercules, if doing "Minimal" installation you need to login with ssh at the end of the installation, change into the newly installed system with "chroot /mnt/sysimage" and run "chkconfig network on" so the network will be up after reboot and login with ssh will be possible. It's not clear if this issue affects also LPAR installation on real hardware, but Hercules emulates something like LPAR mode.
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* there is a delay (few seconds) after the password is entered during login and before the shell prompt appears ([https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=771579 bug 771579] fixed in systemd-37-8.fc16)
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* /etc/zipl.conf needs 2 new variables set to behave the same as in F <= 15 and in RHEL <= 6, we switched from Fedora specific patch to using new functionality provided by zipl directly. Those variables are <tt>defaultauto</tt> and <tt>prompt=1</tt> and they must be written in the <tt>[defaultboot]</tt> section ([https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=783424 bug 783424])
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= Developer information =
 
== Global info ==
 
== Global info ==
 
Image composes are run on F-15 with
 
Image composes are run on F-15 with
 
* pungi-2.9
 
* pungi-2.9
* lorax-16.4.2
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* lorax-16.4.4
  
 
== issues found in F-16 Alpha 20110830 ==
 
== issues found in F-16 Alpha 20110830 ==
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'''Installation status:''' FAIL ([https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739620 Bug 739620])
 
'''Installation status:''' FAIL ([https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739620 Bug 739620])
  
* "ksdevice=eth0" parameter is needed when "vnc" is specified in the parameters file
 
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739620 Bug 739620] - ValueError: No description available for dasd
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739620 Bug 739620] - ValueError: No description available for dasd
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739828 Bug 739828] - filtering screen shows loop devices
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739828 Bug 739828] - filtering screen shows loop devices
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739846 Bug 739846] - Traceback when starting the installation with "vnc" parameter on s390x
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== issues found in F-16 Beta 20110920 ==
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using anaconda-16.18-1.fc16.dh.1 (contains fix for [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=733680 Bug 733680]) + actual rawhide tree (pre-beta)
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'''Installation status:''' FAIL ([https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739620 Bug 739620])
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=740341 Bug 740341] - inconsistent output of dmsetup table (fixed in lvm2-2.02.86-5.fc16.dh.1)
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* I have possible fix for [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739620 bug 739620], so the installation now fails on installing the bootloader
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== issues found in F-16 Beta 20110922 ==
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using anaconda-16.18-1.fc16.dh.2 (contains fixes for [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=733680 Bug 733680] and [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739620 Bug 739620]) + actual rawhide tree (pre-beta)
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=740576 Bug 740576] - root is set to kernel file (anaconda-written zipl.conf contains "root=/boot/vmlinuz-3.1.0-0.rc6.git0.0.fc16.s390x")
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* no "reboot" button/screen at the end of installation, last screen has "installing bootloader", which IS installed
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== issues found in F-16 Beta 20110923 ==
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using anaconda-16.18-1.fc16.dh.3 (contains fixes for bugs [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=733680 733680], [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739620 739620], [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=740576 740576]) + actual rawhide tree (pre-beta)
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=740858 bug 740858]
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** last entry in anaconda.log is "07:04:30,454 INFO anaconda: Writing autokickstart file" and /root/anaconda-ks.cfg isn't created yet
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** with the reipl step in anaconda being a no-op I get to the final Congrats&reboot anaconda screen
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=744196 Bug 744196] - Traceback when writing partitioning on DASD drive
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* anaconda finishes successfully and the installed system boots with the workaround (= no reipl step) applied
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== issues found in F-16 RC 20111014 ==
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using anaconda-16.21-1.fc16.dh.1 (contains fixes for bugs [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=733680 733680], [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739620 739620], [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=740576 740576]) + actual rawhide tree (post-beta)
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== issues found in F-16 RC 20111021 ==
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using anaconda-16.22-1.fc16.dh.1 (contains fixes for bugs [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=733680 733680], [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739620 739620], [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=740576 740576]) + actual rawhide tree (post-beta)
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* bug [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739828 <del>739828</del>] is resolved
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* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=748811 Bug 748811] - Shutting down the installation: Assertion 'bus' failed at src/systemctl.c:1654, function start_special().
  
 
== general anaconda/lorax/pungi/... issues ==
 
== general anaconda/lorax/pungi/... issues ==
* the addrsize utility isn't built in anaconda any more and thus lorax fails after writing kernel.img and initrd.img => moved to lorax - [https://www.redhat.com/archives/anaconda-devel-list/2011-September/msg00006.html patch]
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* (upstream commited) the addrsize utility isn't built in anaconda any more and thus lorax fails after writing kernel.img and initrd.img => moved to lorax - [https://www.redhat.com/archives/anaconda-devel-list/2011-September/msg00006.html patch]
* anaconda dropped the mk-s390-cdboot tool in version 16 => remove relevant code also from lorax - [https://www.redhat.com/archives/anaconda-devel-list/2011-September/msg00007.html patch]
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* (upstream commited) anaconda dropped the mk-s390-cdboot tool in version 16 => remove relevant code also from lorax - [https://www.redhat.com/archives/anaconda-devel-list/2011-September/msg00007.html patch]
 
* pungi shouldn't include s390 compat packages in the installer image/repo - [http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/buildsys/2011-August/003726.html patch]
 
* pungi shouldn't include s390 compat packages in the installer image/repo - [http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/buildsys/2011-August/003726.html patch]

Latest revision as of 11:35, 20 January 2012

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[edit] Release Notes

There are few known issues in the release of Fedora 16 for the s390x architecture

  • the "Shutdown" button at the end of the installation doesn't work - relates to bug 740858, see below for more details
  • a terminal isn't shown on the console when running in Hercules, if doing "Minimal" installation you need to login with ssh at the end of the installation, change into the newly installed system with "chroot /mnt/sysimage" and run "chkconfig network on" so the network will be up after reboot and login with ssh will be possible. It's not clear if this issue affects also LPAR installation on real hardware, but Hercules emulates something like LPAR mode.
  • there is a delay (few seconds) after the password is entered during login and before the shell prompt appears (bug 771579 fixed in systemd-37-8.fc16)
  • /etc/zipl.conf needs 2 new variables set to behave the same as in F <= 15 and in RHEL <= 6, we switched from Fedora specific patch to using new functionality provided by zipl directly. Those variables are defaultauto and prompt=1 and they must be written in the [defaultboot] section (bug 783424)

[edit] Developer information

[edit] Global info

Image composes are run on F-15 with

  • pungi-2.9
  • lorax-16.4.4

[edit] issues found in F-16 Alpha 20110830

using anaconda-16.15-1.fc16.dh.1 + dracut-013-6.fc16

Installation status: FAIL (Bug 733680)

  • (resolved in dracut-013-8.fc16) when number of CPUs > 1 then "unknown filesystem in squashfs.img" error appears - probably 735199
  • (resolved in dracut-013-7.fc16) even with 1 CPU I got boots when the CMSCONFFILE wasn't read because CMSDASD device wasn't ready ("could not set device online" error message)
  • VNC install requires "vnc" in the parameters file
  • Bug 733680 - DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Launch helper exited with unknown return code 1
  • Bug 735026 - loader crashes when trying to install in vnc mode

[edit] issues found in F-16 Alpha 20110901

using anaconda-16.16-1.fc16.dh.1 + dracut-013-7.fc16 + systemd-35-1.fc16

Installation status: FAIL (Bug 733680)

[edit] issues found in F-16 Alpha 20110907

using anaconda-16.16-1.fc16.dh.1 + dracut-013-8.fc16 + systemd-35-1.fc16 + rawhide-20110831 tree

Installation status: FAIL (Bug 733680)

[edit] issues found in F-16 Beta 20110919

using anaconda-16.16-1.fc17.dh.1 (contains fix for Bug 733680) + actual rawhide tree (pre-beta)

Installation status: FAIL (Bug 739620)

  • Bug 739620 - ValueError: No description available for dasd
  • Bug 739828 - filtering screen shows loop devices
  • Bug 739846 - Traceback when starting the installation with "vnc" parameter on s390x

[edit] issues found in F-16 Beta 20110920

using anaconda-16.18-1.fc16.dh.1 (contains fix for Bug 733680) + actual rawhide tree (pre-beta)

Installation status: FAIL (Bug 739620)

  • Bug 740341 - inconsistent output of dmsetup table (fixed in lvm2-2.02.86-5.fc16.dh.1)
  • I have possible fix for bug 739620, so the installation now fails on installing the bootloader

[edit] issues found in F-16 Beta 20110922

using anaconda-16.18-1.fc16.dh.2 (contains fixes for Bug 733680 and Bug 739620) + actual rawhide tree (pre-beta)

  • Bug 740576 - root is set to kernel file (anaconda-written zipl.conf contains "root=/boot/vmlinuz-3.1.0-0.rc6.git0.0.fc16.s390x")
  • no "reboot" button/screen at the end of installation, last screen has "installing bootloader", which IS installed

[edit] issues found in F-16 Beta 20110923

using anaconda-16.18-1.fc16.dh.3 (contains fixes for bugs 733680, 739620, 740576) + actual rawhide tree (pre-beta)

  • bug 740858
    • last entry in anaconda.log is "07:04:30,454 INFO anaconda: Writing autokickstart file" and /root/anaconda-ks.cfg isn't created yet
    • with the reipl step in anaconda being a no-op I get to the final Congrats&reboot anaconda screen
  • Bug 744196 - Traceback when writing partitioning on DASD drive
  • anaconda finishes successfully and the installed system boots with the workaround (= no reipl step) applied

[edit] issues found in F-16 RC 20111014

using anaconda-16.21-1.fc16.dh.1 (contains fixes for bugs 733680, 739620, 740576) + actual rawhide tree (post-beta)

[edit] issues found in F-16 RC 20111021

using anaconda-16.22-1.fc16.dh.1 (contains fixes for bugs 733680, 739620, 740576) + actual rawhide tree (post-beta)

  • bug 739828 is resolved
  • Bug 748811 - Shutting down the installation: Assertion 'bus' failed at src/systemctl.c:1654, function start_special().

[edit] general anaconda/lorax/pungi/... issues

  • (upstream commited) the addrsize utility isn't built in anaconda any more and thus lorax fails after writing kernel.img and initrd.img => moved to lorax - patch
  • (upstream commited) anaconda dropped the mk-s390-cdboot tool in version 16 => remove relevant code also from lorax - patch
  • pungi shouldn't include s390 compat packages in the installer image/repo - patch