|Summary:||Pre-install dies with "unsubscriptable object" error, in comps.py?|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||pixel23|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||1999-11-30 13:04:05 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description pixel23 1999-11-30 04:04:31 UTC
First a little info on my set-up...Dell Latitude LX4100T 486DX-100, 6.4G HD w/ EZ-Drive BIOS, 24 meg RAM, PCMCIA modem card, no CD, Win95 on hd1, MSDOS on hd1 and hd5...the HD is partitioned as follows: hd1 2045M DOS 16-bit hd5 2045M DOS 16-bit hd6 2000M linux native hd7 70M linus swap I've DL'd the entire RedHat tree from ftp.redhat.com (current/i386), and stored it on my C: drive (hd1). I start the install fine with the standard boot disk...the loader seems to recognize the system OK, with no errors that I've seen. I can futz with the partition, assign a mount / and choose a GNOME workstation, but when it goes to a blue screen with "X configurator" in the upper right (this screen is called "reading package information" in the expert install), I get this fatal error after a minute or two: exception occured traceback (innermost last): File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real", line 225, in ? intf.run (todo, test = test) File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py", line 1000, in run rc = apply (step  () , step ) File "tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py", line 468, in _call_ todo.getCompsList () File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py", line 942, in getCompsList self.getHeaderList () File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/todo.py", line 930, in getHeaderList self.hdList= self.method.readHeaders () File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/harddrive.py", line 46, in readHeaders return HeaderList (hl) File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/comps.py", line 50, in _init_ name = h[rpm.RPMTAG_NAME] TypeError: unsubscriptable object My first thought was that the installer went looking for the packages listed in comps.py and didn't find them, thus the error...so I checked every folder in my local RedHat directory against those in current/i386/RedHat on redhat.com, and everything was there and had downloaded completely (byte sizes were identical)...the supplemental "misc" folder is also complete, but not stored under the RedHat tree... any idea what's going on here? I had expected a somewhat bumpy install on a laptop, but I figured I'd at least be able to get past the pre-install :) thanks-- jim
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 13:04:59 UTC
The problem, more than likely, is that you have a file in the /RedHat/RPMS directory which is not an *.rpm file. Do the following, run 'ls | grep -v rpm' in the /RedHat/RPMS directory on your machine and then just delete the files which come back in the output. You will probably find that you have gotten a file called TRANS.TBL in the directory and more than likely it came from directly copying the contents of the cd to a directory and installing from that directory. We have put together a fix for this so that the installer just ignores anything that it does not understand, but just deleteing the offending file is probably a heck of a lot easier to do than deal with an updates disk and all. Reopen this bug if this solution does not work for you.
Comment 2 Riley H Williams 1999-12-04 15:37:59 UTC
An alternative explanation is that there's a file in there that is not a valid RPM although it claims to be one. The simplest way to find suchlike files is to run the following bash script in the said directory: Q> #!/bin/bash Q> $TMPFILE=/tmp/$0-$RANDOM Q> for FILE in * ; do Q> if [ `basename $FILE .rpm` = $FILE ]; then Q> echo 'WRONG EXTENSION:' $FILE Q> else Q> rpm -qp $FILE > /dev/null 2> $TMPFILE Q> if [ -n "`cat $TMPFILE`" ]; then Q> echo 'INVALID: ' $FILE Q> cat $TMPFILE | sed 's/^/ /' Q> fi Q> fi Q> done Q> rm -f $TMPFILE The files listed are the ones therein that might cause problems.
Comment 3 Riley H Williams 1999-12-04 15:38:59 UTC
Sorry for the typo - line 2 of the script should not have the $ char in it !!!
Comment 4 Riley H Williams 1999-12-04 15:39:59 UTC
To clarify - line 2 should read... Q> TMPFILE=$0-$RANDOM