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Bug 1658314 - aarch64 dnf update/install results in "write_main() failed to re-load written solv file"
Summary: aarch64 dnf update/install results in "write_main() failed to re-load written...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf
Version: 29
Hardware: aarch64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: rpm-software-management
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: ARMTracker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-12-11 18:02 UTC by arnarg
Modified: 2019-11-27 23:04 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-11-27 23:04:28 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
/var/log/dnf.log (4.28 KB, text/plain)
2018-12-11 18:02 UTC, arnarg
no flags Details
/var/log/dnf.librepo.log (68.65 KB, text/plain)
2018-12-11 18:03 UTC, arnarg
no flags Details
/var/log/dnf.rpm.log (282 bytes, text/plain)
2018-12-11 18:06 UTC, arnarg
no flags Details

Description arnarg 2018-12-11 18:02:17 UTC
Created attachment 1513481 [details]

Description of problem:
I am unable to update or install any packages using dnf on a new setup.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot up freshly flashed Fedora Server 29 aarch64 image.
2. Run `dnf update`

Actual results:
write_main() failed to re-load written solv file.

Expected results:
To be able to update.

Additional info:
Running on NanoPi Neo2 (Allwinner H5). Tested with rootfs on two sd cards and a new usb flash drive.

Comment 1 arnarg 2018-12-11 18:03:35 UTC
Created attachment 1513482 [details]

Comment 2 arnarg 2018-12-11 18:06:20 UTC
Created attachment 1513483 [details]

Comment 3 Daniel Mach 2018-12-17 11:47:44 UTC
Could you remove /var/cache/dnf/* and try again?
Solv files can be arch specific and not sure if the image comes with empty cache dir or prepopulated with solv files created on a different arch.

Comment 4 arnarg 2018-12-17 12:02:17 UTC
I tried that previously and it didn't fix the issue. I'm away from my arm boards until January, I will try it again and paste the outcome here then.

Comment 5 arnarg 2019-01-13 22:54:18 UTC
After clearing the cache I managed to segfault it after a few tries.

[fedora@localhost ~]$ sudo rm -rf /var/cache/dnf/*
[fedora@localhost ~]$ sudo dnf update
Fedora Modular 29 - aarch64                                                                          729 kB/s | 1.4 MB     00:02    
write_main() failed to re-load written solv file
[fedora@localhost ~]$ sudo dnf update
write_main() failed to re-load written solv file
[fedora@localhost ~]$ sudo dnf update
Fedora Modular 29 - aarch64 - Updates                                                                655 kB/s | 1.8 MB     00:02    
Fedora 29 - aarch64 - Updates                                                                        4.8 MB/s |  17 MB     00:03    
Fedora 29 - aarch64                                                                                   11 MB/s |  56 MB     00:05    
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:03 ago on Sun 13 Jan 2019 05:42:08 PM EST.
Segmentation fault

Comment 6 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 19:02:01 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 29 is nearing its end of life.
Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 29 on 2019-11-26.
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Comment 7 Ben Cotton 2019-11-27 23:04:28 UTC
Fedora 29 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-11-26. Fedora 29 is
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