Bug 496173

Summary: ybin doesn't seem to be ran on PPC installs, system is not bootable
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jesse Keating <jkeating>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: anaconda-maint-list, dcantrell, pjones, rmaximo, vanmeeuwen+fedora
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Description Jesse Keating 2009-04-16 19:46:52 EDT
On a ppc32 install I just did the bootloader doesn't seem to actually be installed.  I had to rescue it and run ybin in order to have a boot loader.  After that everything worked.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-04-17 13:25:15 EDT
We should be running /sbin/mkofboot here instead of ybin.  Can you attach all the usual log files to this bug report, or should I wait until rawhide syncs up to take it for a spin locally?
Comment 2 Jesse Keating 2009-04-17 13:37:09 EDT
I didn't notice that things weren't setup right until after I rebooted, and once I did that, storage.log and program.log were missing (we should be saving those!).  Once rawhide syncs here I'll try another install to try and reproduce it.
Comment 3 Jesse Keating 2009-04-17 19:52:09 EDT
Got the log message

Running ... ['/sbin/mkofboot', '/sbin/mkofboot', '-f', '-C', '/boot/etc/yaboot.conf']

If you notice, the program is passed twice as arguments.  I tracked this back to a change from using rhpl.exec to iutil when execing things and a difference in how they treat arguments.  I've submitted a patch that should fix this upstream.
Comment 4 David Cantrell 2009-04-17 20:24:01 EDT
Your fix will be in anaconda-
Comment 5 Jesse Keating 2009-04-22 12:48:45 EDT
Confirmed fixed.