I am trying to upgrade rootFS on my raspberry Pi3.
Followed this link Raspberry Pi 3 Model B/B+ Raspbian to create a new artifact
Added artifact, created deployment into a raspberry Pi3 device
The deployment failed, I check the logs on raspberryPi3, this is the error logs
time=“2019-11-13T06:50:55Z” level=error msg=“Fetching Artifact headers failed: installer: failed to read Artifact: readHeaderV3: handleHeaderReads: Cannot load handler for unknown Payload type ‘rootfs-image’” module=state
Can someone help me out, any clues on how to do proceed further?
Hello @chetansk, and welcome to the Mender community.
It is unclear what the error might be, the error message does not really make any sense. The “rootfs-image” type is something that is built in to the Mender client and do not know why it would classify that as a unknown payload type.
Will need to investigate a bit further.
Can provide out of
mender-artifact read <the generated artifact>.
hmm… I am not able to compile mender-artifact Looks like md2man which is needed by urfave has dependency broken. Or my dev environment is screwed up… Anyone else seeing this issue ? Please look at the error logs below
go build -ldflags “-X main.Version=29d3fd4” -o mender-artifact cli/mender-artifact/modify.go cli/mender-artifact/read.go cli/mender-artifact/main.go cli/mender-artifact/dump.go cli/mender-artifact/validate.go cli/mender-artifact/write.go cli/mender-artifact/copy.go cli/mender-artifact/log.go cli/mender-artifact/debugfs.go cli/mender-artifact/artifacts.go cli/mender-artifact/sign.go cli/mender-artifact/partition.go
…/…/go/src/github.com/urfave/cli/docs.go:11:2: cannot find package “github.com/cpuguy83/go-md2man/v2/md2man” in any of:
/usr/local/go/src/github.com/cpuguy83/go-md2man/v2/md2man (from $GOROOT)
/home/chetansk/go/src/github.com/cpuguy83/go-md2man/v2/md2man (from $GOPATH)
Makefile:43: recipe for target ‘build’ failed
make: *** [build] Error 1
You can download pre-built binaries of
Here it is
./mender-artifact read 2019-06-20-raspbian-buster-lite.mender
Signature: no signature
Compatible devices: '[raspberrypi3]'
Depends on one of artifact(s): 
Depends on one of group(s): 
modified: 2019-11-12 22:39:27 +0530 IST
Edit: @mirzak: formatting
Can you also share the
mender version that is on your device, e.g by running
mender -version on the device.
I am trying, but I haven’t been able to reproduce your problem yet.
However, what I can see so far is that the Mender version running in your device is wrong. If you follow the tutorial as-is you should get Mender version 2.1.1. Probably you missed the
git checkout 1.2.1 step there.
Can you double check your setup? What does
git show prints in
Hi @mirzak @lluiscampos
I had made some changes in the mender client (mostly setting up few environments and path, not in the core logic) and my code base is based on 2.1.x. Hence the version number is not matching.
Will add some debugs and let you know…
@chetansk That explains why I couldn’t find
5f8ab7a in our Git history
Looking forward to your debugs to see how can I help with your modifications.
Could this be related to the Mender client not being set up properly for rootfs-image (aka system) updates on the device?
I am really sorry for false alarm… It was my mistake. I had a overwritten the mender.conf created by mender-create with my config file (a working one for script/files). The config file obviously did not had RootfsPartA and RootfsPartB set. Browsing the code helped me figuring this out.
Again, sorry for this mess…
Nothing to be sorry about. Great that you found the root issue!