|Summary:||installer crash when 6 packages left|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Pekka Pietikäinen <pp>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Michael Fulbright <msf>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2002-02-25 17:21:20 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Pekka Pietikäinen 2002-02-10 08:12:35 UTC
Description of Problem: When upgrading from 7.2 -> 7.2.90 the upgrade went mostly ok until there were just 6 packages left to install. Then the installer crashed and the system went back to text mode where there were no helpful messages about the reason of the crash. upgrade.log ended with Upgrading wordtrans-web. Upgrading Xbae-devel. Upgrading xcdroast. Upgrading xfig. (there should have been a few after that like zsh). After rebooting the system the rpm database was just like before the update (== all package versions were the 7.2 ones even though the packages had been upgraded) This problem _might_ be related to flaky media, as the cd was in my dvd drive that had some problems reading the disc3 cd-rw reliably (my plextor read the disk just fine)
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-02-11 16:06:46 UTC
Did you run 'linux mediacheck' to test the CDs you burned as directed in the release notes?
Comment 2 Pekka Pietikäinen 2002-02-25 17:21:15 UTC
I did. Can't remember which drive the cd was in during the media check, it's been two weeks. In any case the installer shouldn't crash like that, 7.2 at least displayed a dialog that offers a retry possibility.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-03-14 23:33:47 UTC
depends on the case in which it crashes... sometimes fall over in levels that don't pass up errors nicely (*cough* the ide/scsi layers *cough* :) or rpm not passing back a callback. I've instrumented a new rpm callback that will hopefully be in beta3 that will catch some of these things more nicely. The newer rpmdb is in /var/lib/rpm.rebuilddb* btw